Following a report last year that claimed Square Enix put the Deus Ex series on hiatus after underwhelming sales of the latest entry, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, the publisher said the franchise will come back someday. Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda also said at the time that preliminary plans for a new entry in the series were already in the works. Now, one of the leaders at Mankind Divided studio Eidos Montreal has doubled down on this.
Speaking to PCGamesN, studio head David Anfossi said, "Deus Ex is not dead; I confirm that."
As for why Eidos isn't moving forward with production on a new Deus Ex game at this point, Anfossi said the team is already stretched with its work on Shadow of the Tomb Raider (which it is co-developing with Crystal Dynamics) and an all-new Avengers game with Marvel. Additionally, the studio is working on an unannounced third game, Anfossi teased.
"So it's enough at the moment for us," Anfossi said.
Regarding the unannounced third game, Anfossi strongly suggested it is not a new Thief title. However, it could be the rumoured Guardians of the Galaxy game, though this is not confirmed. When Square Enix announced its partnership with Marvel, the companies said it was for multiple games, so Guardians of the Galaxy could be one of the other ones.
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