Gamers who are looking to play the recently released first-person shooter, Deus Ex are in for a surprise if they downloaded the game on a jailbroken device. Its developer has made it so that copies of the game on a jailbroken device canít fully run. Many users are complaining that Square Enixís page doesnít warn users that they wonít be able to fully play the game on the devices if they are jailbroken, with the title being given a number of negative reviews pointing this fact out.
So what exactly makes the game unplayable? After the gameís initial cut scenes and a movement tutorial, jailbreakers will encounter a screen informing them they cannot fire their weapons since they are on jailbroken devices. What makes the situation a bit more frustrating to deal with is that jailbreaking is legal and although it may void a userís warranty, game and app publishers are wary of jailbroken machines since the process makes it possible to side-load pirated apps without paying for them.
One of the biggest reasons to play any games from the Deus Ex series is because of the flexibility in play style which is enabled by the gamesí design. It is conceivable that a player could stealthily move throughout the whole game without firing a single weapon but only if the player can make it past the first stage, which appears to require the use of at least one weapon. Itís quite unfortunate as Iím sure many of you were interested in trying the iOS game out.
Deus Ex: The Fall (iTunes Download Link)
If you non-jailbroken users are interested in playing the game, you can download Deus Ex: The Fall from the App Store for $7. It should be noted that youíll need 1.6 GB of space and an iPad 3 or above, iPad mini, iPhone 4S or above, or an iPod Touch 5 or above. Square Enix did note that support for the iPad 2 and iPhone 4 are coming soon.
Source: Thanks to the many MMi readers for sending this one in!