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Big Surprise, Deus Ex Is Headed to Next-Gen

Eidos Montreal teases Deus Ex: Universe, and themes for a Human Revolution sequel.

Shocking absolutely nobody, Eidos Montreal has confirmed a sequel to Deus Ex: Human Revolution for PC and next-generation consoles on the studio’s blog today.

Studio head David Anfossi described the game’s status as being at the “starting point” of production, and said “most” of the team that worked on Human Revolution is also on this game.

“It took us four years to learn how to create a unique Deus Ex experience with Human Revolution and it was important for me to keep this knowledge within the franchise,” said Anfossi.

Though details on the sequel were kept vague, Anfossi did release one piece of concept art, and discuss some of the themes the team is exploring. Specifically, it's looking at the idea of trans-humanism segregation, and the idea of different parts of the world segregating into technological classism.

Anfossi also talked about Deus Ex: Universe, which is basically branding for the “extended universe” portion of the franchise. It’s the umbrella that novels, movies, spin-offs and other material will fall under.

Look, I was as skeptical as anyone about Human Revolution, but Eidos Montreal nailed it. Room for improvement? Sure. But it had the heart and spirit of a Deus Ex game, and I’m awfully excited to see where the series heads next. (No, I have not tried the weird iOS game.)

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Posted by Mr_Skeleton

I wish they didn't announce these games so soon because it only makes the wait feel that much longer.

Edited by ChrisTaran

I LOVED Human Revolution. Super excited to see what they do on next gen!

Posted by Nightriff

I'm in, really enjoyed DE:HR. Hope for more RPG elements and smoother gameplay

Edited by Lazyaza

Hopefully the sequel won't be mind numbingly tedious, frustrating and near-broken like Humen Rev was.

Posted by AngelN7

Awesome Human Revolution had its flaws but that was such a great game and I really want more of that world.

Posted by TheManWithNoPlan

That's great to hear. Deus Ex was really fun and I could definitely go for more of that on the next gen.

Posted by Anjon

I asked for this.

Posted by vladgd

I kind of wish it took place closer to the original deus ex, however human revolution is a very good game and I look forward to a sequel.

Posted by Shortbreadtom

Great news. I loved HR

Posted by FLStyle

SAFETY DAAAAAAAAAANCE

Posted by Morningstar

Lets hope it's good!

Posted by MooseyMcMan

Hope it's good! I really love Human Revolution, and I have high hopes for a sequel.

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Posted by RetroVirus

FUCK YES. I DID ASK FOR THIS.

Edited by ArbitraryWater

Human Revolution was pretty fantastic and I reinstalled it recently on the off chance I'd want to do a no kill/no detection playthrough. I'm excited for a sequel, though I feel like that sequel already exists and is called Dishonored.

Posted by Animasta

that name makes it sound like a MMO.

Posted by MatthewSerious

@flstyle: I never asked for this...

but I'm glad it exists

Edited by jimmyfenix

Oh yes.

Posted by Tesla

Yes! Original Deus Ex is my favorite game, and HR was a great entry in the series. Glad it did well enough to have an "extended universe", hopefully more Human Revolutions (and less Invisible Wars) are the result.

Posted by RazielCuts

Deus Ex: Universe makes it sound like some MMO... anyway yeah, of course they were working on another Deus Ex game, can't get it soon enough, thought HR was great. Maybe make aggressive combat a viable option? Even though I don't play that the odd time I thought 'let's try out the FPS controls' they were pretty poor, oh and the boss battles but I think they've fixed that for the DC version?

Edited by Mackinder

"Big surprise"

"Shocking absolutely nobody"

Why the snark? Seems like it's ok to present articles about new product announcements from big studios in this way on Giant Bomb and it bugs the shit out of me.

Posted by pornstorestiffi

"Big surprise"

"Shocking absolutely nobody"

Why the snark? Seems like it's ok to present articles about new product announcements from big studios in this way on Giant Bomb and it bugs the shit out of me.

You are very easily offended my friend.

Posted by Sticky_Pennies

Well, I'm glad. I was getting really worried when they announced that shitty looking iPad game.

Posted by lordofultima

"Big surprise"

"Shocking absolutely nobody"

Why the snark? Seems like it's ok to present articles about new product announcements from big studios in this way on Giant Bomb and it bugs the shit out of me.

It actually did shock me, since I thought the game didn't do amazing. Either way, I'm happy since DXHR is one of the best games of the generation.

Posted by Mackinder

@mackinder said:

"Big surprise"

"Shocking absolutely nobody"

Why the snark? Seems like it's ok to present articles about new product announcements from big studios in this way on Giant Bomb and it bugs the shit out of me.

You are very easily offended my friend.

Not really. I said it bugs me. I don't take offence. Maybe if I was the studio director for those guys I would? I dunno. Like I said, it seems to permeate through a lot of Scoops stuff when it comes to big studios and big budget titles. It's no different from some of the bigger sites completely scoffing at small indie stuff that Scoops (rightly) gives so much respect to.

Posted by Zaccheus

Man, I really liked Deus Ex: HR. I try to not think about this now because the wait is going to be soo long.

Posted by Dimi3je

we all asked for this

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Posted by cikame

Now add this to your design document.
Boss fights should be more than just a dangerous enemy with lots of hit points, if a player wants to use the skills they have earned to approach a boss fight a different way, let them do it... maybe don't even include boss fights.

I love Human Revolution, great game, more punching people in the face please, though assuming this isn't Adam Jensen it might be wrong to steal his trademark.

Posted by ELincoln

Also note that they finally gave a hard date for Human Revolution Director's Cut, which had been sitting at a nebulous Q3 2013 even though we've been there for a while now. No price announced, hopefully it won't be full price

Posted by TheGorilla

Bring it to me baby! GIVE ME THOSE AUUUUGS.

Posted by TheLegendOfMart

@cikame said:

Now add this to your design document.

Boss fights should be more than just a dangerous enemy with lots of hit points, if a player wants to use the skills they have earned to approach a boss fight a different way, let them do it... maybe don't even include boss fights.

I love Human Revolution, great game, more punching people in the face please, though assuming this isn't Adam Jensen it might be wrong to steal his trademark.

They farmed out the boss fights to a different team which is why there is such a stark difference in game and bosses.

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Wow I didn't expect there to be another entry so I'm pretty excited f-SAFETY DAAAAANCE

Posted by weegieanawrench

I'm am ready for more of that world. I really really enjoyed HR, but I never played it on PC, I guess I sh---SAFETY DAAAAANCE

Edited by Anwar

So this is obviously a Wii U Exclusive, right?

Just look at the name.

Posted by believer258

@mackinder said:

"Big surprise"

"Shocking absolutely nobody"

Why the snark? Seems like it's ok to present articles about new product announcements from big studios in this way on Giant Bomb and it bugs the shit out of me.

It actually did shock me, since I thought the game didn't do amazing. Either way, I'm happy since DXHR is one of the best games of the generation.

I don't know if I want to say "shocked", but I can easily say that I would not have been surprised if no more Deus Ex games had ever come along.

Anyway, I didn't like DEHR the first time I played it all that much but I found myself thoroughly enjoying the first half of it the second time I played it. The latter half started to fall apart, but overall it's a really good game. I'm glad to see that another one is in development.

Still, I wish big publishers would make a habit of announcing games within 8 or so months of their release along with some juicy details and a decent trailer or two. "Hey, we're making a new game, it's called "___" and here's a screenshot! We'll answer your questions next year!" is not a particularly fun announcement, it just leads to me getting excited for a little while and then forgetting about it until it launches.

Posted by Tennmuerti

Niiiice.

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Posted by XChairmanDrekX

What's with the snark? This isn't the next Call of Duty, while I'm not "shocked" I suppose, I didn't really expect this either.

Posted by jarowdowsky

Must admit to being pleasantly surprised as well. I thought this was pretty much done since the game hadn't exactly set the world on fire.

Has anyone played those supposedly updated boss fights? I'm curious to know if the changes they talked about happened of if that's in the Director's Cut (or is that a version for consoles of patched PC boss fights?).

Posted by AngriGhandi

This is great news.

Posted by outerabiz

It's the second coming of Cyberpunk!

Now bring on syndicate 2 and that cd project game and it's gonna be a good couple of years.

Posted by ZeroCrescent

I remember hearing rumors and seeing job postings regarding a sequel (with a multiplayer feature of course), though I believe at the time it sounded like it was aimed at current gen consoles. Wonder if it'll end up being Cross-Gen, or simply ported to the new consoles and only released there.

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Posted by Korolev

Glad to hear it they're making another one. I am actually a bit surprised. DE:HR did well, but not spectacularly well. SE actually weren't that happy with how well it did - they were expecting it to make "Mega-Bucks", like a CoD game.

Desperation has probably forced SE to give the greenlight.

Posted by Cold_Wolven

Excellent I enjoyed HR and would love a sequel.

Posted by Veektarius

Good news. Lame caption.

Posted by DeadSquirrelpie

Human Revolution was one of the greatest games for this generation. I hope they focus on keeping the feel of the world created, rather than an exact sequel of the story and mecanics. Go Canada! Your making some awesome games!

Edited by dr_mantas

Good. Loved Human Revolution.

More great games is always welcome.

Edited by Lingxor

"Deus Ex sequel declared failure for not selling 50 million units"

Posted by GunsAreDrawn

Next time you're going to do a title like that maybe make it seem like it's only you that thinks that. A lot of us didn't expect it as you can see in the comments. In fact it seems too good to be true.

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