After Deus Ex: Human Revolution, the prequel to the original Deus Ex, proved widely successful, Square Enix is planning for more franchise installments in the future. Head honcho at Square Enix, Yoichi Wada, confirmed that the publisher has plans for the series in the future, but what they are haven’t been detailed as of yet.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Eidos Montreal’s first major offering to the gaming public has been endorsed as a very worthy game in the line of the series. Serving as a prequel and perhaps hinting of what future games may offer, Human Revolution earned high praise from Game Rant in our review, with the exception of the boss battles, which were created by a secondary studio. Eidos Montreal is continuing to support their title with the soon-to-be-released DLC, entitled “The Missing Link”, dealing with a secondary portion of the game where protagonist Adam Jensen disappears off the grid for a few days.
While gamers are anxious to know whether or not a sequel to Human Revolution will be coming, the development team is keen on spending a little down time before any official word is released. Speaking on behalf of Eidos Monreal, production coordinator Marc-André Dufort addressed the possibilities of another game in the series:
“I would like to, but I don’t know what the future is right now. I know that Wada-san said he had a plan for the future, but right now we’re celebrating the success of the game, since it’s the first game of the studio.”
“I don’t know if you’ve seen the credits of the main game, but there were a lot of production babies, so I think people want to spend some time with their families and take some time off. That’s pretty much where we are right now.”
Spending time with kids is something nobody can really object to. It would be a shame to see the Deus Ex series fall into a yearly cycle, with a new game being released every year. As appealing as that may sound to the impatient, the developers would not have adequate time to really develop a game that’s actually new and/or worthy of the brand name.
There were a few areas in Human Revolution that Eidos Montreal could not fit into the final product, including a more fleshed out portion of Montreal. Whether or not the extra areas might see life in future DLC or revisited in a later game is still within the realm of speculation, but if anything was certain, there’s a lot more story to be developed before the current events of the original Deus Ex.
When interviewing art director Jonathan Jacques-Belletête prior to the game’s launch, he told us success would allow for sequels but that they were not outlining a trilogy or series while developing Human Revolution.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution is available now for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, and OnLive.
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