Looks like our speculation was bang on the money, as Eurogamer is reporting that Deus Ex has been placed on hiatus. According to the site, Eidos Montreal is moving on from Adam Jensen as it takes the reins of Shadow of the Tomb Raider, which was leaked late last year. The studio is also helping Crystal Dynamics make the recently revealed Avengers game, while a small team has been put in charge of pre-production on a Guardians of the Galaxy title.
There's no date for any of the abovementioned games – don't expect them anytime soon – but it means that Deus Ex is done with for the time being. Eidos Montreal had planned a third instalment intended to wrap up the threads left dangling at the end of Mankind Divided but, put plainly, it sounds like the studio now has bigger robo-fish to fry. Of course, it's not a surprise given the tepid sales of the series' most recent release.
The good news is that one final DLC drop is planned for last year's title, which will release on 23rd February and will act as a prequel to the main game. Square Enix is also still saying publicly that it's committed to "expanding" the Deus Ex universe, but realistically we reckon that it's very much done – at least for the time being anyway. Will you miss Jensen and his ostentatiously gravelly voice, or do you think that it's time to move on? Scout the comments section below.
Mankind divided was my first try at the series. I really wanted to like it but it just didn't click with me. I disliked it so much I returned it used to GameStop for a different one, which you can do within a certain number of days if you are really unhappy with your purchase!
Oh f**k no! This pisses me the hell off, but I blame gamers and SquareEnix. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided didn't sell, which sucks because it is a great game, but I can't fully blame consumers... SE did everything in its power to make sure that was the case. Very similar to how they sabotaged Rise of the Tomb Raider with idiotic business decisions. Can not stand this company.
Lame, loved the last 2 Deus Ex games.
That's too bad. I bought my copy of Deus Ex Mankind divided and really enjoyed the game. Too bad it didnt sell that well, but it is noticeable the incredible amount of effort that went into making this game. Hopefully this is just a rumour.
Mankind Divided was a good game, but Square kinda ruined it by adding mircotransactions, the Argument your preorder crap and apparently cutting loads of content to justify a third game.
That and the whole 'Aug lives matter' controversy. The PR for the game wasn't strong. And in general it seemed like most games underperformed in 2016. A lot of PS4 and Xbox One owners out there, but not a lot of them play games apparently.
I'm very disappointed. I realise that the games haven't sold all that well, but the Deus Ex games by Eidos Montreal have been excellent.
Well, that sucks. Those were two games I pre-ordered without hesitation, and had zero regrets. I guess I can take my sweet time on my second playthrough of DXMD. I really hope Eidos does a good job on tomb raider as well.
That's a real shame if true. I haven't played Deus Ex yet but was planning to later this year for sure. It brings us back round to the issue of pre-ordering/day-one buying yet again, as market conditions and the demands of larger companies rely SO much on people getting on board with a game straight away. I can understand why to a degree but it's very disappointing when good games like Deus Ex and Tomb Raider end up being victims because they haven't been a day one hit for whatever reason.
Commercially, this is the right decision.
This didn't help either: http://www.idigitaltimes.com/deus-ex-creator-critiques-uncharted-walking-dead-heavy-rain-go-make-movie-or-487382
Genuinely the only reason why I didn't get the game.
Gutted! I'd take Adam Jensen over any superhero characters.
I never asked for this.
Guardians of the Galaxy is my favorite comic book to film series, and my son buys most of the various Guardian character comic books. I hope this game turns out good and isn't just a money grab.
I love the Deus EX games got them both on launch, and now we get stuck with a crap game as movie tie-ins are "all ways" crap.
Wouldn't argue that, but chances are these games are going to suck and we've already got enough superhero stories anyway. I'd rather have more Deus Ex. I understand the decision but it's another reason this industry just isn't as good as it used to be.
They must be thinking that the Superhero genre can dominate (ruin) the gaming world like it has at the box office but I doubt that's the case, it'd probably sell better than Deus ex unfortunately
@Fight_Teza_Fight That's a pretty bad cop out to skip over a game, especially considering Spector had nothing to do with the creation or development of the game. I'd be willing to reckon you're alone in skipping a great game because of a statement made that had nothing to do with said game.
This is very sad news. I haven't played Mankind Divided yet (it's in my backlog) but I thought Human Revolution was an amazing game. I've played it 3 times already and will go back for another playthrough some day.
I will miss you Adam Jensen and those super cool sunglasses of yours.
Well this really sucks. DE HR is one of my top ps3 games. Mankind Divided was pretty solid as well, but imo what ruined MD was that stupid breach mode and those dam microtransactions. Maybe that's part of the reason it didn't sell well? Idk , imo they should have just kept it story mode only like in hr
Don't want to sound overly dramatic but it's probably one of the the worst game-related news for me. I was worried it's gonna happen given all the rumors swirling around and the reportedly weak sales, but it's a real shame. Would be easier to cope with if the last game brought a kind of closure for the series, but it's the exact opposite.
More Deus Ex fans on here than I expected to be honest. To be clear, this doesn't mean there won't ever be another one, but it's clear that Eidos Montreal's focus is elsewhere for the next few years at least.
Loved Mankind Divided. Brilliant game, even though it couldnt top human Revolution. Whilst this makes commercial sense, its annoying so many story threads will go unanswered for even longer (if they even bother to tie them up)
A Mass Effect style Guardians game would be sick!!!
I think it's safe to say there won't ever be a Deus Ex again. At least not for as long as SquareEnix holds the rights to the IP. The only franchises this company had worth a damn the last decade were the ones acquired in the move to bring in Eidos and they have no effectively killed all of them. Sleeping Dogs... Gone forever. Hitman, turned into a pathetic episodic game, likely gone forever. Tomb Raider, ruined by a completely idiotic timed-exclusive deal, Deus Ex, p*ss poor marketing scheme and clearly had content cut from the game to be sold as DLC on top of microtransactions (which while not intrusive, do understandably upset some people when they already bought a $60 game), likely has killed the franchise forever. It's extremely annoying and a reason why I hate SE more than any company except Capcom at this point. I'll still buy games in franchises I like if they get made, but I'm not expecting it, they're going all in on this Marvel superhero stuff, most of which I expect to be entirely mediocre.
@Gamer83 I don't think you can blame consumers at all, Square did everything in their power to put off the people who would buy this game. I would have picked up this game if not for the money grabbing from the minute you could pre-order the thing, and the later inclusion of microtransactions just meant it was a definite lost sale from me. You can't blame a consumer for not buying something that they don't see value in or feel it is unethical in the way it treats its target audience, it is all on Square here.
No!!!!!!!! I was so happy with the latest game....
Adam Jensen is super generic, but I love Deus Ex so much and am super bummed we've seen the last of it for now.
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