It’s no secret that Deus Ex: Mankind Divided didn’t meet the sales expectations of Square Enix. And after Square partnered with Marvel to produce a series of games, lead by The Avengers Project, it was looking like a new Deus Ex game featuring Adam Jensen would have to wait. Then, when rumors began circulating around the Internet that the series was to be put on hiatus, perhaps permanently, many fans thought that was the end of it.
But today, in an interview with gamesindustry.biz, Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda puts an end to these rumors: “We have never said anything about discontinuing that title but for some reason that’s the rumor out on the market.”
He then goes on to say “Eidos Montreal has always developed Deus Ex, and the issue is we do not have limitless resources. We have several big titles that we work with and that’s partly a factor in what our line-up looks like. Of course, it would be ideal if we could work on all of them all of the time, but the fact of the matter is some titles have to wait their turn. The reason there isn’t a Deus Ex right now is just a product of our development line-up because there are other titles we are working on.”
So, rather than just being canned for good, it looks like a new Deus Ex game is very likely at some point in the future. It just has to wait its turn.