Next-Gen Deus Ex Is In Developemnt
Remember when we first heard rumours of a trademark being filed for Deus Ex: The Fall and got hyped up about the possibility of it being a sequel to one of 2011’s standout titles – Deus Ex: Human Revolution? Well, that turned out to be nothing more than a mobile title for iOS albeit a damn good one. It’s time to reignite that Deus Ex passion because Eidos Montreal has confirmed that a new title is in the works for next-gen consoles and PC.
Studio head David Anfossi confirmed on the company’s site that the core team from Human Revolution is working on the new game. The announcement came alongside the game’s first nugget of concept art which is meant to depict the “trans-humanism segregation” which will act as the backdrop for the sequel.
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“It represents a ‘ghetto-city’ voluntarily built in order to separate the classes,” Anfossi explained.
“The people in this segregated class have reshaped their environment, nostalgic for their ideal of Cyber Renaissance. This dark and dystopian vision sets the tone for things to come in Deus Ex.”
The game’s next installment is set to be published under a new “ambitious idea” called Dues Ex: Universe, Anfossi said, “an ongoing, expanding and connected game world built across a generation of core games”.
This game clearly takes place after Human Revolution and may draw from sources such as Elysium in establishing technological class differences based on human augmentations. The classic disparity between the “haves” and “have nots.”
The Universe concept will span traditional PC and console games, in addition to mobile projects, books and graphic novels. That is something very, very intriguing if done right and not too dissimilar to Rockstar’s vision for expanding GTA Online or Ubisoft’s ideal of exploring Assassin’s Creed through multiple media such as films, comics and books.
He explained on the Eidos Montreal site: “It’s a commitment on our part to deliver meaningful content that expands the franchise on a regular basis and to deliver a deep conspiracy that will span several connected Deus Ex games, creating a more immersive and richer experience than ever before.”
If this new game can take everything that made the first game great and expand that freedom of choice to an open-world environment then I’m sold already.