Deus Ex: Human Revolution Missing Link DLC includes boss battles by Eidos
After news broke earlier this week that the boss battles featured in Deus Ex: Human Revolution had been outsourced to a company called Grip Entertainment and not made in-house by Eidos Montreal, Eidos has now confirmed that the upcoming Missing Link DLC will feature a boss fight made entirely in-house. The DLC’s producer, Marc-Andre Dufort told Eurogamer that Missing Link, which will take players around 5 hours to complete, will feature a boss battle designed entirely by Eidos Montreal.
In the interview with Eurogamer, Dufort stated:
“We have a boss battle at the end, but it’s different from the main game boss battles. You can actually not kill the boss. You can do a non lethal takedown on him. And you can kill him from afar. You can even kill him without him seeing you. It’s more of a bigger challenge than a standard boss fight like we have in many games.
“Everything was done in Montreal at Eidos. It’s a lot less frustrating. But it depends on the way you play. If you played more combat in the main game, you probably didn’t have any trouble dealing with the boss fights. So we allow the adaptation of the way you play for that particular boss fight.”
Good news for fans of the game who felt hamstrung during the boss fights because of the playstyle they had selected. Stealth might be lots of fun for 80% of the game, but when it came to boss battles that forced you to play a much more offensive/aggressive playstyle – there was rage from me, I’ll say that.