Deus Ex developer Eidos Montreal may not be prioritizing a new Deus Ex game right now. Over the past decade, Eidos Montreal has gone through many adjustments behind the scenes. Although the developer’s last two Deus Ex games were extremely well received by critics and fans alike, they failed to get the commercial buzz that Square Enix wanted them to do, even after including things like the microtransactions in the last entry. The developer continued to help on Shadow of the Tomb Raider and develop Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, which also disappointed Square Enix in terms of sales. Eidos Montreal previously said the Deus Ex IP isn’t dead, but it’s unclear when it will return.
Earlier this week it was reported that Eidos Montreal wanted to create a new Deus Ex game that could “do what Cyberpunk 2077 hasn’t”. It’s certainly an ambitious aspiration and one that would likely be widely embraced, but it’s also been suggested that the game is still years away from happening if it’s even worked on meaningfully. Although the Eidos’ aspirations may yet be true, journalist Jason Schreier spoke to ResetEra to state that the most advanced game in development at Eidos Montreal is a new IP and a new Deus Ex game would still be years away, whether there are plans to create one.
Schreier didn’t explicitly say that Eidos wasn’t working on a new Deus Ex, but it’s likely that it’s very early in development and there’s probably only a small team there. works if it’s a real thing. Given that Eidos Montreal just released its latest game last fall, it will probably be a while before we see that next game either. No details were given regarding this new IP address, but that also probably rules out that we get a Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy soon too.
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