by Joe White
July 13, 2013
Deus Ex: The Fall launched in the App Store recently, and iDevice owners around the world downloaded the highly anticipated game - which is the first Deus Ex title for mobile. But there was a problem. Certain users soon found that a killer restriction present in the game inhibited jailbreakers from shooting guns in Deus Ex, thereby rendering the title unplayable. This has happened before, of course. Amazon's Instant Video app, TWCable TV for iPad, and more have included like restrictions, which, for varying reasons, prevent users from running applications on jailbroken iDevices. As such, jailbreakers assumed that playing Deus Ex: The Fall would mean restoring their iDevice and giving up its jailbreak - something few regular Cydia Store frequenters will happily do. However, in an interesting turn of events, Square Enix more recently announced that it is planning on reversing the above restriction, and will, in a future version of Deus Ex: The Fall, allow jailbreakers to play through the game hassle-free. In a statement provided to Eurogamer, the studio explained:
We have not been clear in our communication earlier this week when we launched Deus Ex: The Fall. We did not state clearly that the game would not support jailbroken devices and so we will be switching this off via an update, so that all the supported iOS devices will be able to play the game in the near future. We feel it’s the right thing to do in this situation and apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused. No customer should be out of pocket when we were not clear from the start, so we’ll get the game updated as soon as possible so that everyone who wants to play Deus Ex: The Fall can do regardless of whether their device is jailbroken or not. As soon as this update is live we will communicate this via the Eidos Montreal Community channels.And so the whole issue has been cleared up ... almost. We'll let you know once Deus Ex: The Fall has been updated accordingly (as of this writing, it hasn't). For more of our recent news, see: Popular Journal App Day One Updated With Inter-App Improvements And More, Is Rovio About To Launch A Prequel Game To Angry Birds Star Wars?, and Today's Best Apps: Call Of Mini Zombies 2 And Touch 'N Sing.