The head of Eidos Montreal, David Anfossi, has confirmed to Trusted Reviews that we haven’t seen the last of the Deus Ex series.
As anyone’s who’s played the gloriously unfinished ending to Mankind Divided can attest, the Deus Ex series is in dire need of a solid conclusion.
Anfossi assured us that the developer has plans to return to the series in the future, putting to rest fears that the series has been quietly killed off by publisher Square Enix. According to the studio head the arrival of a third game in the rebooted series “is just a matter of timing.”
“Of course Deus Ex is very close to us. We built, the majority of the studio, our experience, with Deus Ex. So it’s not a question of if that franchise is dead or not, but doing it very carefully, respectfully, with the right people,” Anfossi explained.
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In addition the head of Eidos Montreal, which is currently hard at work on Shadow of the Tomb Raider, confirmed that the studio is currently working on a secret, unannounced project alongside the pre-announced title based on The Avengers franchise.
“We also have a third game in development,” the studio head said, “We are a big studio, so we have three productions at the same time, at the moment.”
If that sounds like a lot then you’d be right, but 10% of the studio is currently working on The Avengers game, with Crystal Dynamics taking the lead on development duties.
Anfossi assured us that the studio isn’t stretched too thin, and that it chooses its projects carefully, “I would say that it’s a lot for us, so you’re right we cannot do everything at the same time, so we have to choose carefully what we want to work on, and when to deliver these games and make sure we have the right people working on the right projects.”
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided launched in August 2016 to largely positive reviews, but I personally had mixed feelings about the game. In my review I noted that the game had all the promise to be excellent, but the plot felt rushed, culminating in a very unsatisfying conclusion.
While David didn’t reveal too much about the project, perhaps we could see a tease at E3 2018. We’ll certainly be seeing plenty more from Shadow of the Tomb Raider at the event, with Square Enix hosting a bespoke conference.
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