The New Deus Ex Might Not Be What You Were Hoping For
Two or so days ago Eidos Montreal began teasing a new Deus Ex title named The Fall. With domain names and trademarks being taken out on the name as far back as March, many expected this to be a pre-E3 announcement of a sequel to Human Revolution, which did a mighty fine job of rebooting the entire franchise. Yesterday, the secret was finally revealed, and The Fall was officially debut. Thing is, it’s not exactly the game most fans were hoping for.
Deus Ex: The Fall is being developed by Square Enix Mobile and Eidos themselves, with the game being described as a “story-driven action RPG.” However, The Fall will be the first Deus Ex title released for mobile and tablet devices.
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The Fall will put you in control of Ben Saxon, a former British SAS Mercenary who underwent a physical augmentation (sound familiar) as he makes his way down a path of revenge, being betrayed by his former private military buddies. The story is set in 2027, which is described as a “golden era for science, technology, and human augmentation,” but also an era full of global conspiracy and social divisions. It sounds like a setting you’d expect from the Deus Ex franchise, which is a good sign to start with.
Eidos Montreal game director Jean-Francois Dugas explained that there would be no compromise in bringing the Deus Ex experience to a mobile platform.
“The team has done an incredible job creating a whole new story and controls for intuitive touch screen gameplay, whilst staying true to the Deus Ex universe. Players can expect exploration, action, hacking, stealth, social enhancers, player choice and consequence–the full Deus Ex experience.”
Sure, it sounds like there’s a lot of effort going into this title rather than just cashing in on the name, but I’m sure I wasn’t the only one gutted to find out that this was not a next-gen (or current for that matter) sequel to Human Revolution. Why do you have to be so cruel Square Enix, why?
Deus Ex: The Fall will release for iOS later this year.