A new Deus Ex title is reportedly in the works at Embracer Group's recently acquired Eidos-Montréal studio, albeit one that's still in the "very very early" stages of development.
Although no further details on the new Deus Ex project were shared, this would seemingly be the first known instance of a major Square Enix IP being revived under Embracer Group's watch since it acquired the likes of Tomb Raider, Thief, and Deus Ex - plus Square Enix Montréal, Eidos-Montréal, and Crystal Dynamics - as part of a $300m deal in May.
Eidos-Montréal is, of course, the most recent custodian of the Deus Ex series, having developed 2016's Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, supervised 2014 mobile spin-off The Fall, and created 2011's acclaimed Deus Ex: Human Revolution. The first two entries in the series - 2000's Deus Ex and 2003's Invisible War - were created by Warren Spector's long-defunct studio Ion Storm.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Eidos-Montréal's most recent stab at the cyberpunk action-RPG, was well-received at launch, with Eurogamer saying the series' mix of shooting and stealth 'continued to flourish' in the studio's hands. Since its release, Eidos-Montréal has earned praise for 2018's Shadow of the Tomb Raider and last year's Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy.
A return to Deus Ex - even if it's still some considerable way off - is long overdue.
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