The sneakiness may continue soon. According to the latest information, a new Deus Ex game is already in the works at Eidos Montréal.
It looks like fans of the popular series might soon be able to enjoy a new Deus Ex game. The reason for this assumption was given yesterday by the renowned journalist at Bloomberg, Jason Schreier, in a Tweet.
Eidos Montreal, which remains intact, canceled the Stranger Things-inspired "kids on bikes" game that was rumored recently. They're now working on:
1) A new IP (recently rescoped)
2) A new Deus Ex (very very early)
3) co-dev partnerships with Xbox including Fable
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) November 1, 2022
According to Schreier, the new Deus Ex game is in a “very, very early” development at Eidos Montréal. Likewise, the development studio is said to be working on a new Xbox game of the “Fable” series in collaboration with Microsoft, and apparently also on a new IP.
Only in May, the Embracer Group had taken over well-known IPs such as “Deus Ex,” “Thief” and “Tomb Raider,” as well as the studios Eidos-Montréal, Crystal Dynamics, and Square Enix Montréal, with plans to close the latter. According to Schreier, however, the sister studio Eidos Montréal will catch some of the employees. The new Deux Ex game thus appears to be the first major IP to be worked on under the Embracer Group.
The studio Eidos Montréal released a very successful title with Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. The game is a stealth action RPG that is reminiscent of cyberpunk and hits the nerve of the times. A new part of the series would therefore be a very good and also contemporary investment. The famous game got its name in reference to the Latin expression Deus Ex Machina, and many gamers ask what it means.
Deus Ex Machina meaning
The expression comes from ancient theatrical tragedy. It translates as the appearance of a god with the effect of a dramaturgical twist. So Deus stands for god, and what does ex mean? The “ex” means “from outside” and thus describes an influence coming from external sources. Last but not least, we have Machina, which means machinery and refers the theatrical creation as a craft. According to the Roman poet Horace, therefore, gods only come into play when a conflict in the story being told cannot be resolved in any other way. As a last resort, so to say.
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