Immediately’s announcement of the closure of Studio Onoma got here as an actual shock—the title was solely given to the studio previously often called Sq. Enix Montreal a couple of weeks in the past. However amidst that unlucky information was a really faint, distant spot of sunshine for Deus Ex followers: In accordance with Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier, work on a new game in the Deus Ex series (opens in new tab) has begun.
Deus Ex developer Eidos Montreal, which Embracer acquired in August (opens in new tab), continues to be intact, based on the report, and a few workers of Onoma will likely be transferred there. A “Stranger Issues-inspired” sport that was reportedly in growth at Eidos has been cancelled, however the studio is now engaged on a “not too long ago rescoped” new property, is partnering with Xbox on video games together with the brand new Fable, and has a brand new Deus Ex sport “very very early” in growth.
The report comes a couple of months after Big Bomb’s Jeff Grubb (through GamesRadar (opens in new tab)) mentioned Eidos Montreal “desires to right away get again into Deus Ex.” That did not appear prone to occur below Sq. Enix, which has saved the collection on ice since Deus Ex: Mankind Divided in 2016 and finally offloaded it to Embracer Group, together with Tomb Raider and the studios that make them, for what struck me as a hearth sale worth (opens in new tab). However Embracer has expressed curiosity in carrying on with the collection (opens in new tab), and it additionally appears considerably extra consequential since Eidos Montreal made a degree of asserting (opens in new tab) in September that it “is now the proprietor of the video games it developed,” together with Deus Ex and Thief, which had been owned by Sq. Enix previous to the Embracer acquisition.
One one that apparently doesn’t have an inside scoop on the scenario is actor Elias Toufexis, who voiced lead character Adam Jensen in Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Mankind Divided. Considerably paradoxically, given what’s undoubtedly probably the most well-known line uttered by Jensen within the video games, Toufexis would really like followers to cease asking him about this.
“I’m glad they’re (seemingly?) engaged on a brand new DeusEx,” he tweeted. “Please cease asking me as a result of I don’t know something about it or if Adam Jensen is even going to be part of it. I like the collection and I hope to play Jensen once more. I’ve zero data!”
I’m glad they’re (seemingly?) engaged on a brand new #DeusEx. Please cease asking me as a result of I don’t know something about it or if Adam Jensen is even going to be part of it. I like the collection and I hope to play Jensen once more. I’ve zero data! https://t.co/CRaoRjJkzgNovember 1, 2022
Toufexis clarified in a followup tweet that he does not dislike the eye that follows each new point out of Deus Ex or Adam Jensen, “I simply want I had some solutions.”
As a long-suffering Deus Ex fan myself, I want he had solutions too—so long as at the least a type of solutions is, “Sure, they’re positively making a brand new Deus Ex,” that’s. I’ve reached out to Eidos to ask if it is actually occurring, and can replace if I obtain a reply.
This was such a great teaser.