Created by Eidos, the Deus Ex series made a huge impact when it first appeared in the year 2000. Here we are 22 years later, and yet another sequel in the works. Centered around the idea of cybernetic humans, these games have explored a lot in terms of action, stealth, and RPG elements. It’s been quite some time since the last game in the series, so this is a chance to make a comeback and expand their audience. However, details on this upcoming entry remain slim.
The Deus Ex Sequel
At the start of the 21st century, players got to experience the complex world of Deus Ex. Well, so long as their computer could handle it, anyway. The latest entry was in 2016 with Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, but now a new sequel has been announced. From Eurogamer’s report, the game is in its earliest stages of development and is being handled by Eidos-Montréal.
Nothing concrete has been released about the game so far. Namely, it’s unclear whether it will continue where the series left off or start a whole new story. Even though this IP is in the hands of new developers after parting with Square Enix, Eidos-Montréal has built a solid reputation with its releases such as Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy last year.
The Deus Ex series appeared just as PC gaming was getting more advanced. Of all the early 2000s RPGs, the original series release is arguably one of the most complex. Although it gets attention for being hardcore cyberpunk, it also incorporates a lot of classic fantasy RPG elements. Players can put points into a variety of specific skills to tailor to how they plan to approach different situations. It also has an open-ended slant, giving players the option to deal with game scenarios that normally have only one solution, such as being able to run from a boss instead of fighting them.
Deus Ex helped the cyberpunk genre grow and will now be taking part in its current trend. It’s been six years, and a new Deus Ex sequel is on the way thanks in part to Eidos-Montréal so it’s worth watching it unfold.