During a keynote speech at the Austin Game Developers Conference covered by Gamasutra
, Harvey Smith, former Game Designer for Ion Storm and now with Arkane Austin, said that his studio was working on a new and immersive first person shooter title. Smith is known for his work on Deus Ex: Invisible War and for working on such titles as Thief: Deadly Shadows.
During his speech Smith said, “Arkane as a company is very focused on immersive first-person experiences” and that “My focus is very much around games like Deus Ex”. Smith also mentioned that his company is also working on game for the iPhone that he referred to as a “casual strategy game”.