Eidos is working on a new game in the popular Deus Ex series for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PCs. The project is part of a grand vision Eidos is calling the “Deus Ex: Universe.” Studio Head David Anfossi released a single piece of concept art and confirmed the news on the Eidos Montreal community website.
I’m really excited to let you know that we are working on an ambitious idea which we’re calling Deus Ex: Universe. The concept behind Deus Ex: Universe is to create an ongoing, expanding and connected game world built across a generation of core games. It’s a commitment on our part to deliver meaningful content that expands the franchise on a regular basis and to deliver a deep conspiracy that will span several connected Deus Ex games, creating a more immersive and richer experience than ever before.
The Deus Ex: Universe will expand from core PC and console games to other media outlets like tablets, smartphone, graphics novels and books. Aside from stating Square Enix and Eidos’ future plans for the series, Anfossi also confirmed another game in the series was being developed for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
I’m pleased to confirm that we are already into production of the starting point for Deus Ex: Universe with a new game for PC and next-generation consoles. We’re very excited about it at the studio and I wanted to let you know that most of the team behind Deus Ex: Human Revolution is already working hard on this new game.
Fans were let down when Eidos released Deus Ex: The Fall on handheld devices believing that the financial failure of Deus Ex: Human Revolution had relegated the series to being a touch game series only. However, now it appears that Square Enix is ready to give the series another try and hopefully score a bigger hit with the next game.
Aside from the announcement, Anfossi also confirmed the release date of Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut. The game will be available on Oct. 22 for the Wii U, PlayStation 3, PC and Xbox 360. Console versions of the game will allow touch screen controls through different respective means: the Wii U can use its game pad, the PlayStation 3 can use the Vita, and the Xbox 360 can use SmartGlass.