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A future Deus Ex: The Fall update lets you fire guns on jailbroken iOS devices

If you have a jailbroken iOS device and downloaded Deus Ex: The Fall, you’ll find that you won’t be able to fire any of the game’s guns.

Jailbreaking an iPhone or iPad is quite legal — though it does void your device warranty — but it sometimes makes it easy to load apps without actually paying for them. We’d guess that the guys over at Eidos Montreal didn’t appreciate freeloaders… not that we’re saying that anyone who has the app on a jailbroken device stole it, mind you. Some people just enjoy a jailbroken device to simply break free of the restrictive Apple App Store.

At any rate, Square Enix has recently confirmed that an upcoming update will allow any iOS device — jailbroken or not — to use guns in-game.

Square Enix sent the following statement to Joystiq:

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 apologize 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.

Deus Ex: The Fall is available on the App store for $6.99 and is compatible with iPhone 4S and above, fifth generation iPod Touches, iPad Mini and third generation and above iPads.



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