Deus Ex May Return Under Embracer, Eidos Wants to “Do What Cyberpunk 2077 Couldn’t”

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After the purchase of Square Enix’s Western AAA studios by Embracer Group, most of the focus has been on what might happen to Crystal Dynamics and the Tomb Raider franchise, but what about Eidos Montreal? With another Guardians of the Galaxy game probably off the table, what can they tackle next? Well, according to Jeff Grubb on the latest episode of his Game Mess Mornings show, it looks like they’re going back to the franchise they’re most known for: Deus Ex. While everything is still very early, Embracer would be a lot more open to bringing back Adam Jensen, and Eidos Montreal is excited to “do what Cyberpunk 2077 couldn’t” within the sci-fi RPG sphere.

“We don’t really know what to expect from Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montreal, owned by Embracer. It’s early days, the rumblings I’ve heard… [Deus Ex]. They want to do what Cyberpunk 2077 couldn’t, that’s the word going around. I mean, we’ll see if that happens. It’s so early, who knows what that will be, but it probably wasn’t even… there was no way that conversation even started under Square Enix, right?”

Take this with a pretty big grain of salt, of course, but it sure would make sense for Eidos Montreal to return to Deus Ex. And with the power of new hardware, engines, and the support of a supportive, deep-pocket Embracer, they may have a good shot at creating that cyberpunk paradise we’ve all been waiting for. That said, don’t get it at Excited — Jason Schreier delved into a ResetEra thread devoted to Grubb’s statements to say he’d heard the game was “furthest” from Eidos Montreal, so Deus Ex may not be going for a “very, very long time”.

Haven’t played Eidos Montreal’s Deus Ex games? The most recent, Mankind Divided, is well worth your time, as Wccftech’s Alessio Palumbo points out in his review…

“Can it get any better? Sure, but Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is already great as it is, and you’d be remiss to leave it hanging in stores if you care at all about RPGs with deep story, lots of choices, and a cyberpunk setting.”

What do you think? Excited about the prospect of Deus Ex returning?

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