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Deus Ex concept art criticised by social media users

"Augs Lives Matter" banner deemed insensitive.

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Eidos Montreal released lots of new concept art yesterday showcasing the cities in the universe of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, although one picture of Moscow received criticism for one of the signs held by a protester.

The sign reads "Augs Lives Matter", referencing the Black Lives Matter political movement, and Eidos Montreal and Square Enix have been accused of using the slogan too lightly and being insensitive to current issues affecting many people today.

One Twitter user by the name of Tauriq Moosa tweeted that "it looks like Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has abandoned any pretence of understanding the social struggles it's appropriating", a whole host of other people taking to social media to voice their anger at the concept art.

This isn't the first time that Eidos Montreal has landed in hot water for this kind of thing. The use of "mechanical apartheid" to describe the situation in the game was similarly criticised for using real issues for the sake of PR.

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