Taking to the PlayStation Blog after Deus Ex: Mankind Divided was officially announced yesterday, Eidos Montreal Executive Game Director Jean-Francois Dugas answered the question of which ending from Human Revolution is canon:
The trailer gives us a good idea of what ending is (sort of) canon in terms of the last game climactic events.
That being said, all endings sport a bit of truth, rumors and whatnot that got spread around the world. So, in a way, the answer to the question is more complex than just identifying one official ending.
If you never played Human Revolution on the previous consoles, Eidos Montreal won’t alienate you with Mankind Divided:
Our goal is to make the new game satisfying for those who played DXHR without alienating newcomers. The way we’re building the story, the world state, etc., you should have a very good understanding of what happened without having played it.
However, if you really want the full deal, you should play HR. Apparently the game is fun 😉
Touching on the bosses of Human Revolution, Dugas says the problems were “due to many internal factors and in the end, I had to make tough decisions that didn’t go the way.” With Mankind Divided, they “won’t repeat Human Revolution’s fault on the subject.”
Finally, when Dugas was asked if there was any chance for a remastered version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, he said, “Ahahahahahah!!! Let’s focus on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided ;P.”