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Deus Ex isn't dead, but it's going to be a while before we see another entry

Deus Ex isn't dead, but it's going to be a while before we see another entry

Cyberpunk fans can rest easy - the Deus Ex franchise is not quite as dead as it was assumed to be.

Speaking to PCGamesN, the studio head of developer Eidos Montreal David Anfossi insisted that that series is not in the ground just yet, but it does look like it'll be a while before we see another entry in the series.

“Deus Ex is not dead, I confirm that," Anfossi told PCGamesN.

He continued: “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.”

After 2016's Mankind Divided failed to hit sales expectations, Deus Ex was reportedly put on ice. Eidos Montreal was then tasked with working on a rumoured Guardians of the Galaxy title - part of Square Enix's partnership with Marvel.

While Deus Ex might be making a return in the future, the Thief franchise might not; 2014's reboot did not hit the mark and Eidos Montreal has no plans for a new entry in that series right now.

“So I should be clear with Thief, in the sense that for the moment there is no plans around that franchise," Anfossi said.

"You know we have three productions and developments here. We are a big studio, but we have… we like to focus on things we do and do it correctly. We’ve proven it, I believe. So for Thief there is no plan.”

Back to Deus Ex for a second; we spoke to the creator of the 2000 original Warren Spector last year to find out what making that project was like


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Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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