A next-gen Deus Ex is in development at Eidos Montreal, the studio has confirmed.
“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,” studio boss David Anfossi said in a blog post.
“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. It took us four years to learn how to create a unique Deus Ex experience with Human Revolution and it was important for me to keep this knowledge within the franchise.”
A piece of artwork from the next-gen title, posted above, was shared. It shows trans-human segregation, a “backdrop” to the studio’s vision for the next Deus Ex title.
“It represents a ‘ghetto-city’ voluntarily built in order to separate the classes,” Anfossi said. “The people in this segregated class have reshaped their environment, nostalgic for their ideal of Cyber Renaissance. This dark and dystopian vision sets the tone for things to come in Deus Ex.”
The title is just one entry in the Deus Ex: Universe, an “ongoing, expanding, and connected game world built across a generation of core games,” according to Anfossi.
“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.
“Deus Ex: Universe will include PC and console games, but also additional Deus Ex games and experiences available in other media such as tablets, smartphones, books, graphic novels, etc… You might have seen the name pop up recently in the press – well this is what it’s all about.”
In other news, Eidos Montreal confirmed an October 22 ship date for Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut.