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Deus Ex: Rise, Fall, and the Unseen Future

Once upon a time, in the mystical land of Eidos Montreal, a tale of triumph and tragedy unfolded. The developer, known for their Adam Jensen-centric D...

Zack Zwiezen Jan 29, 2024
Deus Ex: Rise, Fall, and the Unseen Future

Once upon a time, in the mystical land of Eidos Montreal, a tale of triumph and tragedy unfolded. The developer, known for their Adam Jensen-centric Deus Ex reboots and the recent Guardians of the Galaxy game, found themselves in a state of turmoil. News broke that 97 employees had been laid off, leaving the kingdom in disarray. But that was not all, my friends! There were whispers in the wind about the cancellation of an unannounced Deus Ex game, a project shrouded in mystery and anticipation.

Now, Eidos Montreal, in their official announcement, chose not to confirm or deny the existence of this clandestine Deus Ex project. But fear not, for the ever-reliable Bloomberg came to our rescue, revealing that this game had been in the works for two whole years. Ah, the sweet anticipation of what could have been! It seems that this secret project was ready to burst forth from its cocoon of pre-production and spread its wings in full development. Alas, it was not meant to be.

But do not despair, brave adventurers, for Eidos Montreal still has tricks up their sleeves. They are said to be toiling away on another unannounced game, one that is not tethered to any pre-existing intellectual property. A new journey awaits, a path yet untrodden. The Embracer Group, in its quest for dominance, acquired Eidos Montreal along with Square Enix Montreal and Crystal Dynamics. Ah, the hopes we had for these Western studios, seeking a brighter future under a new ruler. Alas, it seems the fates had other plans.

Throughout the tumultuous years, the Deus Ex franchise has weathered its fair share of storms. Mankind Divided faltered in its quest to meet sales targets in 2016, and a planned Adam Jensen trilogy was put on ice. The future looked bleak, my friends, until rumors whispered through the gaming realms. Whispers of a new Deus Ex game, a beacon of hope in the darkness. But alas, the voice of Elias Toufexis, the beloved Adam Jensen himself, shattered our dreams. He confirmed that he had not been approached for a new Deus Ex adventure. The cancellation and layoffs were no surprise to him. Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

In this time of industry malaise and the Embracer Group's own trials and tribulations, thousands of developers have felt the sting of layoffs. The gaming world weeps for their loss. Yet, amidst the chaos, there is frustration. Frustration that a cherished series like Deus Ex could be squandered in such a way. The Embracer Group, it seems, is running low on exciting projects that capture the hearts of gamers.

But fear not, dear readers, for every ending is but a new beginning. While the future of Deus Ex remains uncertain, the spirit of adventure lives on. New heroes will rise, new stories will be told. Let us remain vigilant and hopeful, for the gaming world is a realm of infinite possibilities. And who knows, perhaps one day, we shall witness the resurrection of Deus Ex, soaring to new heights once more.

Source: PC Gamer