The Deus Ex series will return according to Square Enix CEO
While the most recent Deus Ex title, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, launched as a serviceable sequel to Deus Ex: Human Revolution, it failed to meet the sales expectations that had been set by publisher Square Enix, and thus the entire series was put on an indefinite hiatus while developer Eidos Montreal focused on other projects. More than a few fans took this to mean that the series was pretty much done for good, but according to Square’s CEO Yosuke Matsuda, that’s not exactly the case.
Speaking in a recent interview with GamesIndustry.biz, Matsuda reiterated that Deus Ex is still a very important franchise for Square Enix, and that preliminary discussions on what the next game in the franchise could be are already underway. However, said next game is likely several years out at the earliest, especially since Eidos Montreal is currently focused on its upcoming Marvel Avengers game among other things:
“What I can say is Eidos Montreal has always developed Deus Ex, and the issue is we do not have limitless resources. We have several big titles that we work with and that’s partly a factor in what our lineup looks like. Of course, it would be ideal if we could work on all of them all of the time, but the fact of the matter is some titles have to wait their turn. The reason there isn’t a Deus Ex right now is just a product of our development lineup because there are other titles we are working on.”
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided originally launched back in August of 2016 and is available for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.