Deus Ex is not going anywhere, but the next game might take a little longer than anticipated.
Earlier this year, reports surfaced that Square Enix was putting its highly praised franchise on the shelf. According to Eurogamer, the third game in the Deus Ex prequel story, which began with 2011’s Human Revolution, was no where to be seen in Eidos’ and Square Enix’s development cycle.
In an interview with GameIndustry.biz Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda hushed any speculation on the matter by candidly speaking about the publisher’s resource allocation.
“What I can say is Eidos Montreal has always developed Deus Ex, and the issue is we do not have limitless resources. We have several big titles that we work with and that’s partly a factor in what our line-up looks like. Of course, it would be ideal if we could work on all of them all of the time, but the fact of the matter is some titles have to wait their turn. The reason there isn’t a Deus Ex right now is just a product of our development line-up because there are other titles we are working on.”
Mankind Divided had middling sales, but the series story was left with a few cliffhangers that were set to be resolved in the third game. Considering the eight year gap between Invincible War and Human Revolution, let’s hope this hiatus is only temporary.