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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 Rox360

Sign me up for the shocked camp. This was not an obvious decision at all. DXHR came out over two years ago and to just now be announcing a sequel is something that's pretty rare nowadays. With how relatively niche it was, it frankly wouldn't have surprised me at all if Human Revolution turned out to be the last Deus Ex game ever to be made.

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Edited by Scratch

Yeah I'm in, but is it gonna be another four years?!?! My excitement for this game is also going to depend on how bad/good Thief 4 turns out to be.

Posted by KittyVonDoom

Gah. I hate it when a user creates a new thread to share a news story just as an excuse to broadcast their opinion about it.

I never finished Human Revolution. I meant to, it seemed interesting, but I think what put me off was the clunky first-person movement and controls. At least in Fallout 3 I could play in third-person and trick myself into believing it wasn't trying to be a FPS :P

Posted by HerbieBug

perhaps an additional colour will be added to the palette! O____O

Posted by leebmx

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

Yep, I mean what are we talking for this game. 2016, 2017? They shouldn't be talking about it now.

Posted by bybeach

@leebmx said:

@mr_skeleton said:

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

Yep, I mean what are we talking for this game. 2016, 2017? They shouldn't be talking about it now.

Well if that is how it is I am going back to sleep. Still I see good sense in them mentioning it, just to reassure those who care that it is happening. Hype however could be tedious.

I guess it's at least sobering to understand this game as well down the road. Maybe after now just keep semi quiet about it.

Edited by me3639

Big surprise,(insert everything Nintendo does here).

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Posted by leebmx

@bybeach said:

@leebmx said:

@mr_skeleton said:

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

Yep, I mean what are we talking for this game. 2016, 2017? They shouldn't be talking about it now.

Well if that is how it is I am going back to sleep. Still I see good sense in them mentioning it, just to reassure those who care that it is happening. Hype however could be tedious.

I guess it's at least sobering to understand this game as well down the road. Maybe after now just keep semi quiet about it.

That's my guess based on the fact the last one took 4 years to make and they have just started on this one. New engine, probably cos new consoles? Maybe they are just trying to be the anti-Valve or something. I really liked the last game but I am not foaming at the mouth or anything. If Bethesda had said sort of thing about the next Fallout I would be annoyed. Sometimes knowing nothing is best.

Posted by Roger778

Fantastic news. I loved Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and I am definitely looking forward to another game. I'm still on the fence on upgrading to an XBOX One, but this definitely excites me enough to buy one.

Edited by chilipeppersman

@roger778: i loved it as well. great game. sequel will def be something to look forward to

Posted by MormonWarrior

I played an hour or so of the first one, past the first major mission, and I really don't get the appeal one bit yet. Does it get better later on? I hate the inventory system, limited ammo, and the bad map system. I wanted to save the hostages but couldn't find them for the life of me.

Edited by Confirm4Crit

@mormonwarrior: That first mission is pretty weird, I did the same thing you did with the hosties. But it gets really good from then on out.

Edited by spraynardtatum

I'm calling it now. This is going to be similar to Destiny and The Division. One of those single-player multiplayer joints.

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Posted by mattimus_prime

im actually playing through human revolution for the first time right now id say im about 75% done and im loving it so far.

Posted by Phished0ne

@leebmx said:

@bybeach said:

@leebmx said:

@mr_skeleton said:

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

Yep, I mean what are we talking for this game. 2016, 2017? They shouldn't be talking about it now.

Well if that is how it is I am going back to sleep. Still I see good sense in them mentioning it, just to reassure those who care that it is happening. Hype however could be tedious.

I guess it's at least sobering to understand this game as well down the road. Maybe after now just keep semi quiet about it.

That's my guess based on the fact the last one took 4 years to make and they have just started on this one. New engine, probably cos new consoles? Maybe they are just trying to be the anti-Valve or something. I really liked the last game but I am not foaming at the mouth or anything. If Bethesda had said sort of thing about the next Fallout I would be annoyed. Sometimes knowing nothing is best.

I personally dont mind it as long as the relax on the hype from here on out. If its a 1-4 year hype train i'm jumping off, but i see no problem with them releasing a press release that says 'hey duders we're working on a new Deus Ex"

Posted by Stonyman65

I really love the Deus Ex series (well, everything except the second game that I refuse to acknowledge even exists) so I'm excited about a new one. Even with all it's faults I really enjoyed Human Revolution.

I guess the only questions I have is where will it take place in the timeline and will we be playing a new character or someone already in the series. I'm assuming its taking place in the same universe, right?

Lets just hope that they don't outsource the boss boss battles this time, AND FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, PLEASE USE BETTER VOICE ACTORS!

Edited by Stonyman65

@lingxor: yeah, probably. In all fairness though you could say that about any game made these days that isn't CoD, Metal Gear, or GTA.

Posted by Mercer

Bring it to me baby! GIVE ME THOSE AUUUUGS.

YEAH PUT IT IN ME....er..I asked for this?

Posted by Grixxel

I -did- ask for this.

Edited by Flay

Deus Ex might be the one series that would get me interested in reading a spin-off novelisation.

Edited by S3V3N

That's cool! I liked the look/style of Deus Ex HR. There were some amazing sets, and I overall enjoyed the game. Especially the music was great! What wasn't so great about it was the rushed ending and generally the story around the 2nd half of the game. I hope they spend more time on story in the future and make the less generic ideas stand out.

Posted by Oldirtybearon

Apparently Alex has been rubbing off on Patrick, if this news post is anything to go by.

That is not good.