A new Deus Ex game is in the works
Eidos Montréal are returning to the classic cyberpunk RPG
➡️ The Shortcut Skinny: Deus Ex back-ina
🤖 Classic cyberpunk RPG Deus Ex is making a comeback
🆕 Eidos Montréal is working on a new game in the franchise
⌛ It’s still in early development, so don’t expect to get your hands on it soon
😁 But even more revivals of classic video game IPs could follow
A new Deus Ex game is reportedly in development at Eidos Montréal, although it could be several years before we get a look at it.
As Bloomberg journalist Jason Schreier reported on Twitter, the next entry in the beloved immersive sim series is in “very, very early” development. Eidos Montréal is also working on a new, unnamed IP and collaborating with Xbox Game Studios on the upcoming Fable reboot.
This is the first word we’ve had that the Deus Ex series is being revived since the license was acquired by Embracer Group earlier this year. The company bought Eidos Montréal, Square Enix Montréal, Crystal Dynamics and a swathe of IPs (including Deus Ex, Tomb Raider, Thief, and Legacy of Kain) from Square Enix for $300 million.
Eidos Montréal is no stranger to the Deus Ex series. It developed the 2011 reboot Deus Ex: Human Revolution and the 2016 follow-up Deus Ex: Human Revolution. In between those releases, it also developed the 2014 series reboot Thief and most recently released 2021’s Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy.
Fans of the cyberpunk RPG series have been waiting eight years for a new Deus Ex entry, although it’s unclear whether this upcoming game would return to protagonist Adam Jensen introduced in Human Revolution, or roll out a new character for the series.
The fact Eidos Montréal is already working on a new Deus Ex game suggests Embracer Group is wasting no time building on the IPs it acquired earlier this year. Who knows, maybe the publisher will have some good news for Thief and Legacy of Kain fans in the near future, too.
The news of a new Deus Ex game comes alongside Schreier’s announcement that Embracer has shut down Square Enix Montréal months after acquiring the studio, and just weeks after rebranding it Onoma. The studio primarily produced mobile games – including Hitman Go, Lara Croft Go, and Deus Ex Go. Some staff will reportedly move over to Eidos Montréal.
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