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Embracer Strikes Again: Deus Ex Game Cancelled, Layoffs Continue!

In the tumultuous realm of video games, where dreams are made and crushed faster than a noob in a PvP match, Embracer Group has once again unleashed i...

Zack Zwiezen Jan 29, 2024
Embracer Strikes Again: Deus Ex Game Cancelled, Layoffs Continue!

In the tumultuous realm of video games, where dreams are made and crushed faster than a noob in a PvP match, Embracer Group has once again unleashed its mighty axe of game cancellations and layoffs. Brace yourselves, dear gamers, for the news that will send shockwaves through the industry: an upcoming Deus Ex game from Eidos Montreal has been mercilessly scrapped!

According to the ever-watchful eyes of Bloomberg, Embracer has decided to pull the plug on the unannounced Deus Ex project. Just when we were eagerly anticipating a new adventure in the cybernetically-enhanced world of Adam Jensen, fate has dealt us a crushing blow. The report mentions that "a number of employees" are being caught in the crossfire of cost-cutting measures, adding insult to injury. It's like Embracer is playing a twisted game of "musical chairs," except the chairs are jobs, and instead of music, it's the sound of shattered dreams.

Details about the canceled game are scarce, leaving us to wonder what wonders we might have missed. Was it a prequel set in the neon-lit streets of future Detroit? Or perhaps a daring spin-off featuring a rogue AI hell-bent on world domination? Alas, we may never know. Eidos Montreal, however, has vowed to forge ahead and conjure an "original franchise" from the ashes. Let's hope they craft something truly extraordinary that can fill the void left by our fallen Deus Ex dreams.

In a solemn social media post, Eidos Montreal confirmed the heartbreaking news, revealing that 97 talented individuals from various disciplines would be bidding farewell to their pixelated playground. The company cited the "global economic context" as well as the overall conditions of the gaming industry, all while Embracer's restructuring plan looms ominously in the background. It's a harsh reminder that even in the realm of creativity and imagination, the cold claws of reality can snatch away our hopes and aspirations.

Let us not forget that Embracer, like a greedy dragon, acquired the illustrious Deus Ex franchise in 2022 from Square Enix, along with the gaming rights to Tomb Raider and Legacy of Kain. A $300 million deal that promised untold wonders and the chance to once again step into the augmented shoes of Adam Jensen. Alas, the acquisition seems to have come at a heavy price, as it has left a trail of shattered dreams and disappointed fans in its wake.

As news of the cancellation spread like wildfire across the gaming community, Elias Toufexis, the talented voice behind Adam Jensen, couldn't help but chime in. He took to social media, exclaiming, "I told you guys it wasn't happening." His words sting like an electrified prod, reminding us of the harsh reality that our beloved protagonist's journey has come to an abrupt end. We can't help but wonder what other tales could have been spun in the Deus Ex universe, had fate not intervened.

This isn't Embracer's first dance with disaster, my friends. Back in June 2023, they announced a flurry of cancellations, layoffs, and studio closures, all in the aftermath of a heartbreaking loss of a $2 billion deal that slipped through their fingers at the eleventh hour. A deal that turned out to be merely a verbal agreement from Saudi Arabia, leaving Embracer with empty pockets and dashed hopes. It seems they have a knack for attracting misfortune like a magnet attracts metal shavings.

The casualties of Embracer's grand misadventure so far include the closure of the Saints Row studio Volition and the impending demise of the TimeSplitters developer Free Radical. Their voracious appetite for cuts has also reached subsidiaries like Crystal Dynamics, Gearbox, and Beamdog, among others. It's a grim reminder that even in the fantastical realms of video games, the real-world consequences can be harsh and unforgiving.

Embracer's woes are not isolated, my fellow gamers. Microsoft recently swung its own mighty axe, severing 1,900 positions from its gaming team, while Riot Games, the mastermind behind League of Legends, also made its own cuts, leaving hundreds to face an uncertain future. It's a somber reflection of the precarious nature of our beloved industry, where success and failure dance hand in hand, and the line between triumph and tragedy can be as thin as a pixel.

As we navigate through these stormy waters, let's remember to support one another, for behind every game lies the hard work, dedication, and creativity of countless individuals. And to those affected by the recent layoffs, we stand in solidarity with you. Your talents will find new paths, and your next adventure awaits.

If you stumble upon any juicy news tips or simply want to shower us with praise (we love that), don't hesitate to shoot an email to [email protected]. Together, let's weather the storm and keep theTitle: "The Deus Ex Debacle: Embracer's Axe Falls Again as Layoffs Continue!"

In the wild and wacky world of video games, where dreams soar and hopes crash like a laggy server, Embracer Group has struck once more with its mighty game-cancellation axe and layoff hammer. Get ready, dear gamers, for the news that will send shockwaves through the digital realm: the highly anticipated Deus Ex game from Eidos Montreal has been unceremoniously scrapped!

According to the ever-vigilant Bloomberg, Embracer has decided to pull the plug on the yet-to-be-announced Deus Ex project. Just as we were salivating at the thought of diving back into the cybernetic playground of Adam Jensen, fate decided to go full-on villain mode. The report mentions that "a number of employees" are being caught in the crossfire of cost-cutting measures. Talk about a one-two punch of disappointment and despair. It's like Embracer is playing a twisted game of "Job Jenga" where the tower always crumbles.

Details about the axed game are as scarce as a decent loot drop in an RNG-heavy RPG. Was it going to be a prequel set in a dazzling futuristic metropolis? Or perhaps a mind-bending spin-off featuring an army of rogue toasters? Alas, we can only daydream about what could have been. Eidos Montreal, however, has vowed to dust themselves off and bring forth an "original franchise" from the ashes. Let's hope they conjure something so mind-blowing that it'll make us forget about our lost Deus Ex dreams.

In a solemn social media post, Eidos Montreal confirmed the heart-wrenching news, revealing that 97 talented individuals from various disciplines would be bidding farewell to their virtual wonderland. The company cited the "global economic context," the state of the gaming industry, and Embracer's restructuring plan as the culprits behind this digital massacre. It's a stark reminder that even in the realm of imagination and pixels, the real world casts its long, dark shadow.

Let us not forget that Embracer, like a dragon with an insatiable appetite, acquired the prestigious Deus Ex franchise in 2022 from Square Enix, along with the gaming rights to Tomb Raider and Legacy of Kain. A $300 million deal that promised untold adventures and the chance to once again embody the augmented hero Adam Jensen. Alas, this acquisition seems to have come at a heavy cost, leaving behind shattered dreams and disappointed fans.

As news of the cancellation spread like wildfire through the gaming community, Elias Toufexis, the talented voice behind Adam Jensen, couldn't resist chiming in. Taking to social media, he exclaimed, "I told you guys it wasn't happening." Ouch. Those words sting like a boss battle gone wrong. They serve as a grim reminder that our beloved protagonist's journey has come to an abrupt end, leaving us hanging in the virtual void. We can't help but wonder what other mind-bending tales could have been spun in the vast Deus Ex universe.

But wait, there's more to Embracer's tale of misfortune, my friends. Back in June 2023, they unveiled a grand plan of cancellations, layoffs, and studio closures, all stemming from a heartbreaking loss of a $2 billion deal that slipped through their fingers at the eleventh hour. A deal that turned out to be nothing more than a verbal agreement from Saudi Arabia, leaving Embracer empty-handed and dreams shattered. It seems they have a knack for attracting misfortune like a magnet attracts metal shavings.

The casualties of Embracer's misadventures so far include the closure of Saints Row studio Volition and the impending doom of TimeSplitters developer Free Radical. Their insatiable appetite for cuts has also reached subsidiaries like Crystal Dynamics, Gearbox, and Beamdog, among others. It's a grim reminder that even in the fantastical realms of video games, the real world can unleash its merciless wrath.

Embracer's woes are not unique, my fellow gamers. Microsoft recently swung its own mighty axe, severing 1,900 positions from its gaming team, while Riot Games, the mastermind behind League of Legends, also made its own cuts, leaving hundreds to face an uncertain future. It's a somber reflection of the precarious nature of our beloved industry, where triumph and failure dance cheek to cheek, and the line between success and despair can be as thin as a pixel.

As we navigate these stormy waters, let's remember to support one another, for behind every game lies the hard work, dedication, and boundless creativity of countless individuals. And to those affected by the recent layoffs, we stand united with you. Your talents will find new avenues, and your next adventure awaits.

If you stumble upon any juicy news tips or simply want to shower us with praise (we thrive on that), don't hesitate to shoot an email to