If you read any kind of non-iOS gaming site, you'd more than likely have noticed the incredible excitement that came from the potential of a new Deus Ex game, and then the massive outcry that came when everyone discovered it was going to be an iOS game. Understandably, a bit of hesitation when you take a game that's traditionally is played on a PC or console makes the jump to virtual controls, but, as seen in this video, it's actually not that bad.

We're excited to (eventually) get deeper into the game, the E3 demos seemed to be very tutorial-heavy with lots of text popups and things teaching you how the game actually works. Touch to move is a little weird, and there's a lot of context-sensitive touch areas, but overall we walked away really impressed.

  • jeStR65

    Can't wait to get my hands on this!!!

    • handycapman

      That's what she said.

      • doomsday3706

        Wow, I think a ten year old is commenting on Touch Arcade!

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  • Jonas

    I probably wouldn't have chosen the tap-to-shoot option

  • Jonas

    7:50 music to my ears 🙂

  • speedyph

    Yessss can't wait Eli what's up with Xcom ????? Did u play it ?

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  • grits

    U guys having fun at E3? Curious what u think of the whole ps4 vs xbone shenanigans.

    • MrAlbum

      As far as I know, Sony has shredded Microsoft; PS4 won't have to phone home every 24 hours, is region-free, has allegedly similar technical specs, and is a hundred bucks cheaper than XB1. At least, that's what Sony promises.

      Sure, Microsoft is absolutely dominating via a massive number of games it's bringing out, but Sony's no slouch in that area either.

      I'd say: advantage, PS4. At least until the consoles get released or new info gets revealed.

      Or you could just take Zero Punctuation's advice and not bother at all. =/

      • WoeOfAftermath

        Actually, from what I've read, PS4 should be about 50% more powerful than the XB1 (due to faster GPU and memory). Plus I like the modifications they've made to the controller.

        I used to be on the Xbox bandwagon but their new focus on Kinnect and media connectivity (to the detriment of price) has left me unenthusiastic. I also tend to like Japanese games a lot and it seems all but guaranteed that the PS4 will have more of them.

      • greatnoob

        Yup true that!

        PS4: 1.8 Teraflops of processing power
        X1: 1.1 Teraflops

        I guess it's safe to say... the Xbox 1...*puts on glasses* is a TERA FLOP.

      • Maszek

        How many teraflops does the wii u have?

      • http://ask.fm/MidianGTX MidianGTX

        352 gigaflops... so about 0.3 teraflops.

      • hourglass

        Yeah, but Nintendo also releases better quality games. Games that are original.

        Unlike Sony and Microsoft.

  • Maszek

    Tap to move. I didnt ask for this.

    • Adams Immersive

      The video shows D-pad movement.

  • Maszek

    The iPad needs a game like Arcanum. I still need to finish it and it would be nice doing so on the go. Christ that game is big. I mean, it's fantastic, but it's utterly, disgustingly large.

  • Brrobotix

    You might have been less confused if you actually read the tutorial messages. It's that complex because it's the exact same mechanics as the console version.

  • dexterdavis

    Hey can the guy who said he bought deus ex hr and didnt play it give it to me lol. That's one of the most intricate games of the past decade, please show a little respect, it is indeed not a typical console game.

  • cuw

    With the new announcement for controller support in iOS this could potentially be awesome but I doubt it will be. It's pretty cool that the iPhone 5 and iPad 4 are about as fast as the 360 and ps3 in raw rendering power but since both render at higher resolutions than the consoles(usually they render at like 640p and upscale) it means graphics wise they are a bit behind.

    With the rate of increase in speed in the low power market, I'm looking at you Haswell, we could potentially be playing ps4 and xbone level games on our iOS devices in 2 years. It's pretty remarkable how fast the mobile market had grown and made low power parts insanely fast. Think about when the iPhone 1 came out and then how fast the iPhone 5 is in comparison, the speed increases are monumental compared to what consoles and PCs have made in that same time.

    So with this, Xcom, and frozen synapse it seems companies might actually be taking the mobile market more seriously than just casual f2p games with IAP. Potentially our iOS devices coupled with an Apple TV and a controller could be underpowered consoles. I hope the devs out there see this potential and take advantage of the great hardware and frameworks apple provides for them and make some great games that are of Vita and 3ds quality or better. The fear I have is that with android becoming more and more popular but still a mess of fragmentation that devs will target the lowest common denominator and be forced to sacrifice awesome features.

    • iammane

      Agreed with all of the above haha. I have to admit also though the upcoming Tegra chips have piqued my interest as well, but I think Apple will keep up in some fashion or another, especially with this controller development. It's at least acknowledging our love of gaming on the phone and iPad!!

    • Maszek

      Wouldnt rendering at higher resolution mean less upscaling and be better than rendering at lower resolutions like consoles?

    • B3nlok

      ipad 4 = 80 GFLOPS
      360 = 240 GFLOPS

      Other than that, nice post.

    • MartianLM

      Games companies are taking mobile very seriously. PC/console sales have dropped 25% year on year, and it's all thanks to mobile devices.

    • http://ask.fm/MidianGTX MidianGTX

      Other than a few old ports, I don't think we have any clear evidence that developers with high budgets are prepared to put much risk in iOS games.

      • iammane

        This. Frown 🙁

  • BulkSlash

    This looks fantastic, it's all there, the black and gold palette, the triangular patterns, the vents, the hacking, the alternate routes, the kill/subdue take-downs. I didn't see any dialogue trees but I'm sure that's in there too.

    The only problem I have with it is: I'm not playing it right now!!!

  • Reignmaker

    Non-tablet users are just jelly. Looking forward to it.