According to rumours, Eidos Montreal is working on a new Deus Ex game. This is straight from journalist Jason Schreier, who tweeted about the initiative. Schreier claims that the game is still in its “very, very early” phases, so don’t plan on seeing this for a while.
Eidos Montreal, which remains intact, canceled the Stranger Things-inspired "kids on bikes" game that was rumored recently. They're now working on:
1) A new IP (recently rescoped)
2) A new Deus Ex (very very early)
3) co-dev partnerships with Xbox including Fable
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) November 1, 2022
Embracer acquired a number of Square Enix studios in May; the transaction was finalised in August. Only a few weeks after the company announced its rebranding as Onoma, it was revealed yesterday that the Square Enix Montreal studio would stop its developments. Deus Ex Go creator Onoma, which shut down, would send some employees to Eidos Montreal to work on projects there.
According to the source, the Deus Ex developer Eidos Montreal, which Embracer purchased in August, is still operational. Eidos apparently had a “Stranger Things“-inspired game in production, but it has since been scrapped. Instead, the company is working on a “recently rescoped” new project, collaborating with Xbox on titles like the next Fable, and developing a new Deus Ex game which is “very very early.”
The news comes after Giant Bomb’s Jeff Grubb said that Eidos Montreal “wants to instantly get back into Deus Ex” through GamesRadar. Embracer has indicated a desire to continue the series, and it also appears to have more significance given that Eidos Montreal made a point of declaring in September that it “is now the owner of the games it developed,” including Deus Ex and Thief, which were owned by Square Enix before the Embracer acquisition.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, The Fall, and the widely acclaimed Deus Ex: Human Revolution were all produced by Eidos-Montréal, who is also the series’ most recent release. Deus Ex (2000) and Invisible War (2003), the first two games in the series, were made by Warren Spector’s now-defunct firm Ion Storm.
The Deus Ex series was extremely looked forward to by fans, and its return will undoubtedly be a huge financial success if it is brought back. We will keep you informed of any new information on this subject as soon as it comes to our attention.