Every version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution is going to require Steam to play. DE:HR is in the Steamworks RETAIL SUPPORT list. And there is a offical statement:
LONDON, UK - DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION™ is making a triumphant return
to its franchise PC roots, with digital availability on Steam®, the
leading online platform for PC games and digital entertainment, as
well as in boxed copy form at retailers worldwide at launch in August
2011. Eidos-Montreal has chosen this agreement with Steam because of its esteemed capability for an enhanced experience for the PC gamer,
with boosted functionality and easy accessibility.
DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION will support a host of Steamworks® features
such as auto-updating, Steam Achievements and Steam Cloud support.
Available in the standard version and the robust Augmented Edition on
Steam, gamers will be able to enjoy the Deus Ex experience of their
choice. The Augmented Edition boasts a digital 40-page art book, a
“making of” special, trailers, animated storyboard of the CGI trailer,
motion graphic novel, soundtrack, and a free download of the Deus Ex
Game of the Year Edition.
Telling the story of Adam Jensen, a man cybernetically augmented
against his choice who finds himself in the middle of a global
conspiracy to which he holds the key, DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION is set
in a near-future world where humanity is at a turning point. By
offering players the chance to play the game in multiple and vastly
different ways, DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION challenges the foundations
of gaming and provides an immersive experience where every choice has
a lasting consequence.
DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION is available now for pre-order on Steam at
special limited-time pricing of £29.99 (standard version) and £39.99
(Augmented Edition), for release on August 26 in Europe.
This title is not yet rated. For more information about DEUS EX: HUMAN
REVOLUTION visit www.deusex.com and join the human revolution at