Following the release of Deux Ex: Mankind Divided, which received lukewarm reviews and wasn’t as big a hit as Eidos Montreal anticipated, many wondered about the future of the series. It looked even more uncertain as Square Enix announced shortly after that the franchise was going on hiatus, so that the publisher could focus on other projects.
However, in a recent interview with PCGamesN, Eidos Montreal studio head David Anfossi finally cleared the air. He says that Eidos Montreal has no intentions of abandoning the Deus Ex series any time soon. “Deus Ex is not dead, I can confirm that,” he told PCGamesN.
You can read the rest of his quote below.
Deus Ex, of course, it’s the brand of the studio. We are all attached to this franchise, but we cannot do everything, you know? So we have Shadow of the Tomb Raider, we have this co-development with Crystal [Dynamics] on The Avengers, and we have a third game in development, so it’s enough at the moment for us.
The third game in development that he mentions is unannounced, but it has been rumored that it may have to do with Square Enix’s Marvel partnership and based on Guardians of the Galaxy.
Eidos Montreal is currently working hard on producing Shadow of the Tomb Raider and aiming for a September 14 release. You can find out more about the title by reading about six things we learned while playing it and checking out our concept art gallery.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided may have underperformed, but it’s far from a bad game. There are so many fans out there (including me!) that would love to see this series continue and grow. However, another Deus Ex game likely isn’t going to happen for a long time since Eidos Montreal has a lot on its plate.