Deus Ex 3 announced

First title from Eidos Montreal.

Eidos has announced the development of Deus Ex 3, the next instalment in the award-winning franchise, reports.

The game will be developed by Eidos' new studio in Montreal.

"This is a very exciting day for Eidos," said Rob Murphy, managing director of studios at Eidos.

"Deus Ex is one of our finest franchises, often cited as one of the best PC games of all time. By developing this game at our new cutting-edge Montreal studio we have the opportunity to really push the boundaries of expectation for Deus Ex 3."

"We are thrilled to be working on such a prestigious franchise as Deus Ex in Montréal, which has a well-known reputation as a hotbed for experienced, talented developers," said Stéphane D�Astous, general manager of Eidos-Montreal.

"Our new studio enables us to work with a passionate and talented group of people and helps strengthen our position as industry leaders."

No release date or platforms were mentioned with respect to the next Deus Ex game, but there's a brief trailer on the Eidos Montreal website (and on Eurogamer TV if you want to keep it real).

The new Montreal studio intends to fill 100 positions before the end of the year and a total of 350 positions by 2009.

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