Just yesterday, Justin Trudeau was elected Prime Minister of Canada, ending 9 years of conservative leadership in the country and pulling off a historic, completely unpredicted win. But maybe if Canada had played more Deus Ex, they might have seen it coming.
Okay, probably don’t rely on games for your political foresight. But the point here is that Deus Ex: Human Revolution, a game released in 2011, depicts Canada under the leadership of a Prime Minister Trudeau. Human Revolution may be set in a still far off 2027, but given that by 2011, Justin Trudeau was but a Member of the Canadian Parliament and not even yet the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, it’s a spectacular call.
Trudeau’s life as Canada’s leader is referenced in one of the game’s collectable pocket secretaries, which offer the player passwords and plot details:
“Temporary Living Quarters
For the duration of the summit, the door code to Mrs. Trudeau’s temporary dressing room will be 8024.
Please try to explain to both the Prime Minister and his wife that Panchaea is still under construction, so she shouldn’t be expecting something akin to that Chateau Laurier luxury suite she’s grown so accustomed to in Ottawa. Especially given how little time we’ve had to prepare for this summit.
We can only take this to mean that human augments aren’t far off either.
Human Revolution’s sequel, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, is set to release Feb 23, 2016 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The voice actor of protagonist Adam Jensen told Twinfinite in an interview the plot will be more complex this time around, and that Jensen’s involvement in the world will be much more personal.
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