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Today on Twitch, Eidos Interactive unveiled new details for the upcoming RPG Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. One of the features of the Twitch Stream was a new gameplay mode in Deus Ex, titled Breach

Breach is mode that comes free with every copy of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, where players jack into an interface for the sole purpose of stealing terabytes of data from the Palisades corporation. This mode offers players an arcade-style approach to the gameplay, a first for the series, and is touted as a “connected puzzle-shooter experience” where players complete challenges and objectives to earn experience, booster packs and credits to continue their mission of corporate espionage. 

Breach is also a live game mode, meaning players will be on leaderboards, where they can challenge their friends to beat their own scores. 

According to Gamespot, Breach will also introduce microtransactions into the mix, where players can use real money to purchase in-game boosts; upgrades that last for only a few missions at a time. Fleur Marty, producer of the Deus Ex Live team, noted that they are treading carefully with the introduction of microtransactions, saying they don’t want the gameplay to be play to win, especially when players are already purchasing a AAA title with their cash. “So the things you can pay for will better your odds, and you can also buy vanity items,” states Marty. “We also have this thing where, if you’re incredibly close to finishing a map, but die, you can spend a bit of hard currency to revive. But that’s where it ends.”

The microtransactions notwithstanding, Breach is a whole new take on the Deus Ex gameplay, and the team at Eidos-Montreal hopes to retain the gameplay elements of Deus Ex in a whole new game mode. Breach will be released simultaneously for free with Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, on August 23rd. 

So what do you think about Breach? Leave your comments below. 

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