The Deus Ex series is ready to make its triumphant return. As per Jason Schrier of Bloomberg, Eidos Montreal is seemingly creating a new IP and collaborating with other studios on games. One of these titles is a new entry in the long-running series.
Eidos Montreal, which remains intact, canceled the Stranger Things-inspired "kids on bikes" game that was rumored recently. They're now working on:
1) A new IP (recently rescoped)
2) A new Deus Ex (very very early)
3) co-dev partnerships with Xbox including Fable
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) November 1, 2022
The game is currently very early in development, so might be years since we hear anything about the title. Given Schrier’s reputation in the industry, the claims have a substantial chance of being true.
Earlier, Eidos Montreal was one of the few studios purchased by Embracer off of Square Enix. The deal gave the holdings group rights to nearly fifty different IPs from the studios. In another related news, Crystal Dynamics is gauging interest for a potential Legacy of Kain revival.
Deus Ex by Looking Glass Studio and Eidos Montreal is widely considered to be a classic video game. Set in a futuristic cyberpunk future, players control JC Denton, a UNATCO agent trying to bring a conspiracy theory to light.
The game allowed gamers the freedom to approach situations and became an important contributor to the Immersive Sim genre. Unfortunately, the series will move on to become stagnant after the mixed reception of Deus EX Invisible War.
Years later, Eidos Montreal released Deus Ex Human Revolution, a prequel to the series. Receiving critical acclaim, the series will go dormant once again after the financial failure of Deus Ex Mankind Divided. In recent times, Eidos Montreal gained critical acclaim for their Guardians of the Galaxy game. Hopefully, they gain the same appreciation from the upcoming title.