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Rumor: Eidos Montreal wants to bring back Deus Ex and ‘do what Cyberpunk 2077 couldn’t

What you need to know

  • VentureBeat writer Jeff Grubb recently commented that he’s heard rumblings that Eidos Montreal, the developer behind Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, wants to bring back the franchise.
  • Reportedly, the developer wants to “do what Cyberpunk 2077 couldn’t,” which likely means that Eidos Montreal is aiming to deliver a more polished and engaging experience.
  • We may hear about a new Deus Ex officially once Embracer Group’s acquisition of Eidos Montreal from Square Enix is completed.

According to comments made by VentureBeat’s Jeff Grubb during a recent episode (opens in new tab) of the Game Mess Mornings podcast, Eidos Montreal — the studio behind Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided — is looking to bring back the franchise.

“The rumblings I’ve heard is that … the studio [Eidos Montreal] wants to immediately get into Deus Ex,” Grubb said while discussing Embracer’s acquisition of the developer from Square Enix. “They wanna get right back into that … they wanna do what Cyberpunk 2077 couldn’t. We’ll see if that happens — it’s so early, who knows what that will turn into, but there was no possibility for that conversation to even begin under the current Square Enix.”

(Image credit: Square Enix)

Fans of the beloved cyberpunk first-person immersive sim franchise will no doubt be happy to hear this news, as there hasn’t been a new Deus Ex game announced since 2016’s Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. Assuming the deal between Embracer and Square Enix closes in Sept. 2022 as it’s expected to, this rumor indicates that there’s a high likelihood of Eidos Montreal returning to the series.


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