It may not be a shock to say that the current developers of the Deus Ex series have even more plans for the franchise after Deus Ex: Human Revolution was met with financial and critical success. By connecting the dots between some online recruiting and job postings by Eidos Montreal, it seems that several high-ranking positions are already looking to be filled for work on a possible Human Revolution sequel to begin immediately.
There’s more than justification for the newly-invigorated brand to receive another sequel, since the most recent RPG’s emphasis on player choice and replayability is what triple-A games need more of. But considering that DE:HR certainly had aspects that the developers admit could have been better, there is still plenty of room for improvement.
According to the LinkedIn profile of a tech recruiter, a major Canadian game developer (in Quebec, specifically) is looking to bolster several positions. The details don’t mention Eidos or Deus Ex by name, but the hints will certainly seem familiar for fans:
“The project is based upon an existing IP that is a well known and respected action/adventure title, with elements of choice and stealth within the gameplay. The future iterations of the franchise intend to really take advantage of the new platforms coming in the next two years to provide an experience with unparralled realism, depth and consequence for player action and choice.”
With player choice and multiple stealth and action approaches being the elements of Human Revolution that were most discussed leading up to the game’s release, this description could be for another installment. Adding further fuel to the speculation is that the specific jobs listed by the recruiter match those on Eidos’ own site.
It’s no secret that the developer is more than interested in continuing the series, so it may be better to assume that any sequel is still years away, with these being just the first steps towards beginning production. With another mystery IP in production at the same studio, it makes sense that they would need to do some hiring for the foreseeable future.
Do you think the world is ready for another game in the Deus Ex series? Any particular aspects of the gameplay (besides the boss battles) that you would like to see improved?
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