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"Plenty Of Room" For More Deus Ex Installments

Deus Ex, despite a relatively long hiatus recently, has been revered by gamers and critics for quite some time.

And the good news is that developer Eidos Montreal says there's "plenty of room" for more installments after next year's Deus Ex: Human Revolution drops. In speaking to Edge magazine and as noted by VideoGamer, game director Jean-Francois Dugas said that while it's natural to think about a remake, the new game takes place in 2027, which is about 25 years before the first game. Therefore, they could theoretically build a whole new series of prequels that lead up to the first Deus Ex title (which first released back in June of 2000). Art director Jonathan Jacques-Belletete elaborated:

"If you look at the history depicted in the franchise, you realise there are many great moments that have yet to be exploited. Reading Deus Ex's in-game writing, you find a huge amount of background. When you get into the 2030s, you could make many games exploiting all the events happening in that period. You have the secession of states, a huge earthquake, a massive financial crash, Mexico regaining control over the southern states of the US. There's so much material to exploit."

He clarified that they may not use such elements; they're just examples of what they could do, and that they'd have "no problem building a new series inside the franchise without touching those two existing games." For those of you excited about Human Revolution, they've released a new gameplay trailer that might intrigue you. The game is set to arrive on February 28, 2011.  Yes, right around Killzone 3...

Related Game(s): Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Tags: deus ex human revolution, square-enix, eidos, deus ex

11/19/2010 10:31:37 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (20 posts)

MadKatBebop
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 11:00:11 AM
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Yes! more Deus Ex! I loved the first one, wish I could play it again but my brother sold it back in the day to add to his Xbox funds(sigh). Sucks that it comes out around Killzone 3 though, if I had to choose I think Deus Ex would win for I am a little tired of fps and I don't want to get completely sick of them before Crysis 2 comes out. Guess Ill get Killzone 3 around next years Holiday season.

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BeezleDrop
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 11:04:54 AM
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I can partially agree MadKat,

I recently picked up the first Deus Ex for my laptop and its a pretty solid game and of course Mr. Dutka suggested it. Human Revolution is shaping up quite nicely and the new gameplay trailer is phenomenal.

I know this will be an experience like none other. As for KZ3 and Crysis 2, there is no way I am missing either. KZ3 I hear very good things from just the beta, and Crysis 2 is looking very good as well.

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BeezleDrop
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 11:17:17 AM

Good stuff, much appreciated comrade.

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MadKatBebop
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 11:20:04 AM

Id love to get both Crysis 2 and Killzone 3 but I feel like Ive only played fps this year and I don't want to fall in the same rut next year and I also don't have enough money, that sucks so much. But enjoy the hell out of KZ3 though man, maybe you can tell me about what I'm missing lol!.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 12:48:11 PM

I suggested it...? Well, I don't remember doing that but I'm glad you like it. :)

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BikerSaint
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 9:17:17 PM

Just an FYI,

If you guys(and gals) liked the first Deus Ex, then, then like Wreckless said, pick up DE:Invisible Wars(original Xbox).

Plus, you can also find another game that was actually supposed to be the 3rd Deus Ex in the series, but mid-way through making the game, they decided to make this one a stand-alone game. It's called "Project Snowblind"(original Xbox).

It's been labeled by most D.E. fans as the spiritual successor to the DE series.
And just as the 2 DE's before it, it also has all the same elements that the 1st 2 DE's had, including, FPS, RPG, stealth, human bio-augmentation, and hacking, etc.

The only major difference in this 3rd game was that this one also included a on-line multi-player for the first time in the series.

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coverton341
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 11:27:01 AM
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I cannot wait for this game. I might pull an Ethan and get a job with Eidos just so I can get an early copy of the game.

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Lotusflow3r
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 11:50:02 AM
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I was initially gonna blast that gameplay vid, but i reminded myself that videos and trailers are there to sell....and as Deus Ex has almost been forgotten by the new generation, it's important to show that big audience that, hey, you can kill everyone and execute slick moves if you wish, as that's all you know of this generation, but the stuff that intrigued me, customisation, stealth, atmosphere, music, people going about their business etc was still there in glimpses.

With that optimism out the way, i still fear for it, Deus Ex was never about the action.

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Lotusflow3r
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 12:05:36 PM

To add though, without thinking of it being a Deus Ex, it looks a good game with top production values.

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coverton341
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 2:49:26 PM

Deus Ex wasn't all about the action, but you certainly could play the game as a muscle head run and gunner. I personally took a more stealthy, wait in the shadows with a sniper rifle, approach; as I do with most games. I will be playing this game as such and am looking forward to it greatly.

I think as you eluded to, that they are showing off the gratuitous action because that is what people know this generation, but if you really watch you can get a feeling that underneath it you can play how you want to just like the previous instalments.

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Lotusflow3r
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 7:48:38 PM

Exactly. I agree and it's a hopeful outlook.

Some have argued that without Specter, this will fail, but i gotta remind them that Specter did Invisible War, a far cry from the original. We most likely won't get the original feel ever again, but that doesn't mean we can't get a good effort.

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Alienange
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 12:22:19 PM
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I was holding my breath there. I really thought Jonathan was going to mention a zombie mode.

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JackC8
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 12:35:32 PM
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I'm really hoping this turns out to be as good as its trailers. I'm quite excited about it so far.

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Lawless SXE
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 2:29:21 PM
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I'm really liking the sounds of this, and considering that it is releasing so close to KZ3, I may have to pass on KZ3 for a little while. I waited about six months before the second, and as much as I liked it, it didn't change my mind about FPSes, so if push comes to shove, Deus Ex it will be.

As for the idea of more sequels: when a game is this different, I have no qualms about it. Just like the additional features of Bioshock that were implemented above the FPS controls, it made me happy to purchase the second one, and hype me up for Infinite. Given that this seems to have a story that is just as deep, and gameplay that is just as diverse, I say as long as they can make each feel different enough, just keep pumping them out. Only don't do it yearly and don't overdo it. Know when to stop.
Peace.

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A2K78
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 3:38:19 PM
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Deus Ex will never be the same without Specter and its for this reason why I can't see this living up to the original.

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A2K78
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 6:29:12 PM
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"game director Jean-Francois Dugas said that while it's natural to think about a remake, the new game takes place in 2027, which is about 25 years before the first game. Therefore, they could theoretically build a whole new series of prequels that lead up to the first Deus Ex title"

ah, this just another excuse for SE to bleed the franchise.

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BikerSaint
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 9:37:23 PM
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A2K78
I have all 3 DE games, & none of them are bad, although "Invisible Wars" wasn't as great as "The Conspiracy".
But it, and Project Snowblind were still a good DE games & kept the essence of the game alive after Specter.


So, D.E. can gladly continue to take a pint of my blood for it's bio-augmentation purposes every 3 years or so.

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A2K78
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 10:34:47 PM
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Specter doesn't like the direction of HR, I agree with him:

http://www.totalpcgaming.com/latest-pc-news/deus-ex-designer-warren-spector-unhappy-with-deus-ex-3/

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BikerSaint
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 11:40:31 PM
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So what?

I'd rather Specter would have been involved with all(and every) of the DE's too, but we all know that that didn't/isn't/and wont happen.

Anyway, my point was(and still is) that the series so far was still decent, and I expect that even though they're going to 3rd person mode, it should still be a good D.E.game, rather than not.

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___________
Saturday, November 20, 2010 @ 12:19:23 AM
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cant wait for this, its looking like alpha protocol meets ME2.

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