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Deus Ex shelved for Marvel project, second game is Guardians of the Galaxy

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Plenty of people called it after last week’s announcement of Square Enix’s multi-game collaboration with Marvel, but it seems this deal combined with underwhelming sales of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided mean that the Deus Ex franchise has been put on ice.

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The news comes via Eurogamer, who claim that after Deus Ex developer Eidos Montreal finish the next Tomb Raider game, they will be moved on to the second game in the Marvel deal after the Avengers project. This second game will apparently be based on Guardians of the Galaxy. Eurogamer don't cite a specific source, but credible industry analyst Daniel Ahmad confirms their story.

Eidos Montreal were pretty bullish about the Deus Ex franchise in late 2013. Following the success of prequel/reboot Human Revolution, they announced the Deus Ex: Universe, an “ongoing, expanding and connected” cyberpunk world built across several titles and platforms.

“Deus Ex: Human Revolution was a critical and commercial success, and from this game an amazing franchise has been revived,” said studio head David Anfossi at the time. “We are fully committed to Deus Ex here at Eidos Montreal, we’ve already learnt so much and we have many new ideas for the future that we are actively working to develop.”

The Universe idea would have supposedly delivered “meaningful content” on a “regular basis”, yet five years passed between Human Revolution and Mankind Divided.

A third game was planned to conclude protagonist Adam Jensen's story and tie up many threads left dangling after Mankind Divided. Eurogamer say that much of that story was actually cut from Mankind Divided, after that game “grew too large in scope and had to be curtailed.”

So it sounds like Eidos Montreal bit off more than they could chew with Deus Ex, and their plans for the franchise got a little out of their control. It's understandable that a triple-A series based on the Marvel universe has more commercial appeal, but as a fan of Deus Ex, this news is still pretty disappointing.

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icheyne Avatar
1 Year ago

I had to give up Mankind Divided because it was so buggy, so I'm not sorry. The world and gameplay were good, but the plot felt generic and flat and the bugs were unforgivable.

`ballistic_z=o Avatar
1 Year ago

they said they may give it to the fallout makers. So prep yourself for even worse buggyness.

Darkedone02 Avatar
7 Months ago

If that is true, I may have to blacklist my faviorate series as well... I don't like bethesda software and how they do business, and i don't like their awful quality of their games.

Lolssi Avatar
1 Year ago

I managed to play it through without any major bugs. One or two crashes maybe.

But anyways I'm sad of this news. I always enjoyed my time with the series.

QDP2 Avatar
1 Year ago

I feel sorry for Crystal Dynamics. They're the team that worked hard on the last 2 episodes of Tomb Raider, which made a good reboot and strong return. Now Eidos Montreal has been given the control over the Raider franchise so that they can try to kill off that title as well. Noting that the new Marvel project is being led by Crystal to then also be passed over to Eidos again..