Square Enix on the Future of Deus Ex

After indications early this year that the Deus Ex series was going on hiatus, Square Enix refutes any perception that the franchise is dead. In an interview on GamesIndustry.biz with Yosuke Matsuda, he explains that this is a "very important franchise" and that they are already having internal discussions on the next installment. Here's word, which notes that the Thief series is likely affected by the same glut of projects at Eidos Montreal that caused Deus Ex to go on the back burner:
Matsuda is also quick to quash premature reports of Deus Ex's demise: "We have never said anything about discontinuing that title but for some reason that's the rumour out on the market.

"What I can say is 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."

He went on to add that Deus Ex is also a "very important franchise" for the publisher, highlighting its unique position in Square Enix's portfolio as a first-person title, and added: "We are already internally discussing and exploring what we want do with the next instalment of it."

While Matsuda didn't address Thief specifically, the stealth series is also developed at Eidos Montreal so is no doubt in the same position at Deus Ex. This is in no small part because Eidos Montreal is one of several studios working on Square Enix's multi-year, multi-game partnership with Marvel Studios.
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Good to hear. I've never played them at all, until Mankind Divided. Had no idea it was so cyberpunk.

All I remember was it was originally marketed to look like a copy of Metal Gear Solid, so i completely ignored it just from that. Really?

What would you rather play, Super Mario Bros, or "the plumber twins, player 2 is the green one"?

I saw it as a generic version of MGS, when MGS titles were still being made in other words.

Glad I at least got to play this last one.
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