With Square-Enix throwing their lot in with the Deus Ex franchise, we're probably going to see a few new Deus Ex games on next-generation platforms. One of my favorite aspects of these games is the near-future depiction of cities that we already know. Detroit and Shanghai in Human Revolution were an absolute joy to walk around in and explore. New games mean new hub areas and I've got some suggestions and ideas for a few locations that I'd think would work perfectly in the franchise. I'm not including Chicago or New York intentionally, as they were already in previous releases.
1. San Francisco/Oakland: The Bay Area is known for being a mecca of technology-based industry. Silicon Valley gave us the rise of the Internet, Augmentation technology seems to be a logical next step for these two cities. Both are excellent urban environments that haven't been depicted with the kind of exploration-based gameplay in a Deus Ex title.
2. Houston: It's America's 4th largest city where many Fortune 500 companies call home. It's also a major hub for narcotrafficking and all other kinds of vice and sleaze.
3. Washington, DC: If you want political intrigue and conspiracy in your Deus Ex game....go to the source.
4 .Rio: Maybe have a few maps in actual sunlight for a change? With a blue sky?
5. Mumbai: India's financial and cultural hub, but still a fantastic example of massive wealth disparity between rich and poor.
Any other ideas?