Trusted Reviews is supported by its audience. If you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

We might not be seeing Deux Ex for a while

The Deus Ex franchise has been “placed on hiatus” according to a recent report by Eurogamer.

It seems Square Enix made the decision to halt the franchise in response to poor sales of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, which launched to relatively positive reception last year.

In addition, the company recently announced a multi-title partnership with Marvel Entertainment, with Eidos Montreal being named as one of its primary developers alongside Crystal Dynamics.

Mankind Divided concludes with a number of unanswered plot threads, many of which remain a mystery with the release of upcoming DLC. It’s unlikely fans will see some resolution anytime soon.

Related: Dirt 4 Preview

Upon first playing Mankind Divided we were incredibly impressed, but the full package failed to win over Games Editor Brett Phipps in his review.

“Deus Ex: Mankind Divided could – and should – have been amazing. All the ingredients were there: an intriguing premise, engaging and mature narrative themes, solid gameplay foundations and a beautiful look. However, the rushed plot, nonsensical conclusion, under-developed characters and continued shortcomings in combat mean this is a title which fails to live up to its potential.”

Watch: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Preview

 

Are you a big fan of Deux Ex? Let us know in the comments.

Why trust our journalism?

Founded in 2004, Trusted Reviews exists to give our readers thorough, unbiased and independent advice on what to buy.

Today, we have 9 million users a month around the world, and assess more than 1,000 products a year.

author icon

Editorial independence

Editorial independence means being able to give an unbiased verdict about a product or company, with the avoidance of conflicts of interest. To ensure this is possible, every member of the editorial staff follows a clear code of conduct.

author icon

Professional conduct

We also expect our journalists to follow clear ethical standards in their work. Our staff members must strive for honesty and accuracy in everything they do. We follow the IPSO Editors’ code of practice to underpin these standards.