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Report: Square Enix Puts Deus Ex Franchise On Hiatus

by Matthew Kato on Jan 30, 2017 at 04:00 AM

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Square Enix recently announced that it was partnering with Marvel for future Avengers titles. One of the studios already mentioned to utilize the property is Eidos Montreal, developers of the Deus Ex franchise. According to a report from Eurogamer, the studio is not only taking on the new license, but will be doing so at the expense of Deus Ex.

Eurogamer is vague on its source or sources, but it says that the Deus Ex series has been placed on hiatus. The studio is officially working with Crystal Dynamics on an Avengers title that won't be revealed until 2018.

Square Enix has officially responded to the article with the statement: "While we are still working on expanding the Deus Ex Universe, along with creating new content and updates for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, we're also devoting our talents towards working with Crystal Dynamics and Marvel on The Avengers project."

The report also states that while it works with Crystal Dynamics on the Avengers game, Eidos Montreal is also leading a team working on an unannounced Guardians of the Galaxy project.

[Source: Eurogamer]


Our Take
This makes sense given that the Avengers property is likely to bring in more money than another Deus Ex game would, and there are only so many projects that Eidos Montreal can work on. But it is certainly disappointing for fans who may have to wait for Square Enix and the studio to fulfill its previously stated commitment to them and the series.