Deus Ex fans have been waiting for almost six years for information about the next title in the series. Square Enix’s surprise move to sell its Western studio only eclipsed whatever hope it had given fans to see Adam Jensen and the dystopian world of the game again. However, it looks like selling these studios could actually lead to a revival of the futuristic action RPG.
According to industry insider Jeff Grubb, there are rumors that Eidos Montreal may be looking to return to the series. He mentioned on his Game Mess Morning podcast that there have been internal discussions about returning to Deus Ex, but nothing has been decided yet (thanks to Gamesradar).
“It’s early. The rumble I’ve heard is that the studio wants to go to Deus Ex immediately,” he said. “They want to go back to that. They want to challenge – they want to do what Cyberpunk 2077 couldn’t, and stuff like that. That’s the word going around. If that happens we’ll see. It’s too early, like what will happen. But there was no chance of that conversation starting under the current Square Enix, right?”
While it won’t be too hard to top Cyberpunk 2077, it’s unlikely we’ll hear anything official any time soon. Furthermore, Grubb noted that these are only discussions so far, with the potential for not working in the future. In fact, even Jason Schreier told those waiting for any Deus Ex news to lower their hopes, as Eidos Montreal is busy focusing on other projects at the moment. .
He said on ResetEra, “Take control of your expectations.” “The game at the forefront of development right now at Eidos Montreal is a new IP. If they release a new Deus Ex it won’t be for a very, very long time.”
While it’s not clear whether this is driven by Square Enix’s decision to sell the Western studio – that too at such a low price – the founder of Eidos Montreal, Stephen D’Estas, believes a potential deal with Sony should be considered. This was done for preparation.