Deus Ex May Return Under Embracer, Eidos Wants To “Do What Cyberpunk 2077 Couldn’t”
Following Embracer Group’s purchase of Western AAA Studios from Square Enix, the focus has been on what might happen with Crystal Dynamics and the Tomb Raider franchise, but what about Eidos Montreal? With another Guardians of the Galaxy game likely on the table, what could they tackle next? Well, according to Jeff Grubb on the latest episode of his Game Mess Mornings show, it looks like they’re going back to the franchise they’re best known for – Deus Ex. While it’s all still very early days, Embracer would be much more open to bring back Adam Jensen, and Eidos Montreal is set to “do what Cyberpunk 2077 couldn’t” in the sci-fi RPG sphere.
“We don’t really know what to expect from an Eidos Montreal owned by Embracer, Crystal Dynamics. It’s early, the rumblings I heard…they want to get back in immediately [Deus Ex]. They want to do what Cyberpunk 2077 couldn’t is the word. I mean, we’ll see if that happens. It’s so early, who knows what’s to come, but it probably wasn’t even…there was no way this conversation even started under Square Enix, was there?”
Of course, take that with a pretty substantial grain of salt, but it would certainly make sense for Eidos Montreal to switch back to Deus Ex. , they may have a good chance of creating that cyberpunk paradise we’ve all been waiting for. That said, don’t understand too impatient – Jason Schreier appeared in a ResetEra thread devoted to Grubb’s statements to say he heard the “farthest” game at Eidos Montreal was a new IP, so Deus Ex might not be coming soon “very, very long”.
Haven’t played the Deus Ex games from Eidos Montreal? The most recent, Mankind Divided, is well worth your time as Wccftech’s Alessio Palumbo explained in his review…
“Could it be better? Certainly, but Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is already great as is, and you’d be remiss to leave it lying around in stores if you care the least about RPGs with a deep story, lots of choice and cyberpunk decor.”
What do you think? Excited about the prospect of Deus Ex returning?
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