The lights are on
Earlier this week, Square Enix and Eidos Montréal teased a new title called Deus Ex: The Fall. Many had hoped that this would be a sequel to 2011's fantastic Human Revolution coming to consoles and PC. That is not the case.
Eidos announced today that Deus Ex: The Fall is coming to iOS devices. It's a sequel to the novel Icarus Effect and stars a former mercenary Ben Saxon. He has been betrayed by his employers and is on the trail of a conspiracy.
The setting is 2027, the same year as Human Revolution. The visuals have the same grimy urban feel with the familiar golden hue overlaid.
As for the gameplay, according to executive game director Jean-Francois Dugas, "It was really important for us to make the gameplay as simple as possible." The title features new augmentations, and a user interface that allows players to move icons around the HUD.
Square Enix recently stated it would be focusing more on mobile titles. It seems that those plans are already in motion. Deus Ex: The Fall will be at E3 next week in the Square Enix booth and available for purchase later this summer for $6.99.
I don't like this move from Square Enix.
Wow that was a real kick to the teeth. I knew they would focus on mobile gaming, but didn't think this title would translate. How about developing some retro RPGs for release on PSN and XBL? I mean like the way Mega Man 9 & 10 came about.
What the fuckity *** ***. I was so excited for a new Deus Ex title and then they throw this *** at us!? *** it.
And just like that, my interest was lost.