Deus Ex studio wants to return to the series and “do what Cyberpunk 2077 couldn’t”, say the rumors

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Modern Deus Ex developer Eidos Montreal is reportedly aiming to return to the cyberpunk series immediately and hopes to surpass Cyberpunk 2077 in the process.

These rumors come from prolific insider Jeff Grubb, speaking on Giant Bomb’s Game Mess Mornings podcast. Grubb notes that all internal talk about Eidos Montreal’s next project is very early, but he says the studio is eager to get back to Deus Ex.

“It’s early. The rumbling I’ve heard is that the studio wants to get into Deus Ex immediately. They want to get back into that. They want to challenge – they want to do what Cyberpunk 2077 couldn’t, and stuff like C “is the word going around. We’ll see if that happens. It’s so soon, like what it’s going to be. But there was no way this conversation would start under the current Square Enix, is- isn’t it?”

Square Enix was the former owner of Eidos Montreal and the Deus Ex franchise, but sold the two – alongside Crystal Dynamics and Tomb Raider IP – to Embracer Group in a $300 million deal . Embracer named Deus Ex alongside Tomb Raider, Thief and Legacy of Kain as one of the franchises in which it saw “great potential”, hinting at sequels alongside “remakes, remasters, spinoffs, [and] transmedia projects.”

Embracer also said there are “very significant AAA experiments in the pipeline” from Eidos Montreal and its other newly acquired studios, including “beloved franchises that we will own as well as original IPs.” A new Tomb Raider game was announced just before the Embracer sale.

Square Enix says it was concerned these Western games would “cannibalize” the sales of its Japanese portfolio.

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