The New Deus Ex Didn’t Ask For Multiplayer, But It Might Get It Anyway
While Eidos Montreral wasn’t busy destroying everything good about the Thief franchise, they’ve been working on a possible sequel to one of their best titles in years. Deus Ex: Human Revolution was a gem, and the studio has made no secret about their work on Deus Ex: Universe.
Thing is, we know nearly nothing about it. Most reports suggest that is will be a story that spans multiple titles on next-generation hardware. One of these titles may have been confirmed last week, when Eidos Montreal trademarked the name Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. Whatever it is, it could be getting multiplayer, as Eidos posted a job listing for an Online Programmer over the weekend.
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The posting describes the ideal applicant as one with knowledge with PSN, Xbox LIve and Steam API’s. Their job will be to implement online game feature and building a suite of tools for running a live game. All of that basically confirms some form of online multiplayer, something Deus Ex doesn’t really need.
At least, I never felt that way while playing Human Revolution. It’s far too easy for developers to tack on a weaker multiplayer mode to games now, and despite the evidence of it failing time and time again it’s always repeated. Deus Ex: Universe could be something centres entirely on an online world, which would then make a listing like this more of a requirement, but if it’s anything like Human Revolution than we really don’t need it.
As Adam Jensen would say.