Game director Jean-Francois Dugas said the wanted to stay true to the legacy, and so they focused "purely on the singleplayer". No date yet.
Dugas was speaking with "Deus Ex: Human Revolution uses the first Deus Ex game, which perfectly married the first-person shooter and role-playing game, as its reference point, so you can expect an experience similar to it," he said.when he confirmed the subtitled name for the latest instalment to the classic FPS/RPG hybrid series:
"The goal is to deliver the perfect mix of both genres, giving players the option of choosing to play the game depending on their preferred play style. The game is built around a multi-path, multi-solution approach so you often have more than one way to pass an obstacle, and within that you have tonnes of options for character and weapon customization."
"If your preferred play style revolves around combat, there are plenty of augmentations and weapon customizations to transform you into a killing machine. If you're a strategist or a pacifist, there are several options as well to avoid confrontation through augmentations and other means. The choice is yours."
A lot of features from the second game aren't being followed; instead the Eidos Montreal team prefer to use the original as the template for their foundation. Much to the delight of 'core' Deus Ex fans there won't be any multiplayer included.
"No, Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a single-player game only," declared Dugas.
"Being the first project out of the new Eidos Montréal studio, and staying true to the Deus Ex legacy, the development team wanted to focus purely on the single-player experience to ensure we delivered on that front."
Deus Ex: Human Revolution is being developed for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC but still has no release date yet. Expect more this E3 from Eidos. Check the new trailer.