Eidos Montreal's David Anfossi has posted what the studio is up to with Deus Ex moving forward. First up he announces that the Director's Cut for Human Revolution is out for all platforms October 22nd/25th.
They intend for 'Deus Ex Universe' to "span several connected Deus Ex games," and have begun working a "new game for PC and next-generation" hardware. A concept artwork is teased.
The image depicts the "trans-humanism segregation" going on, where the "segregated class have reshaped their environment, nostalgic for their ideal of Cyber Renaissance."
First, the more important ad immediate news: "I am delighted to announce that we have confirmed a ship date for Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut. We will be releasing the game on October 22 (25 in PAL regions) on the Wii U, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC," said David Anfossi. No more compulsory gun fights with bosses for our playthroughs!
"Over the last 18 months, the team has been working very hard on the development of the Director’s Cut. With this edition, we gave the team the envious task of pushing the boundaries of innovation and creativity to explore something we believe will become a big part of the future of the franchise, the second screen experience."
Hopefully the future Deus Ex titles won't get too heavily invested in second screens as otherwise PC will suffer.
What's the deal with this Universe trademark? "The concept behind Deus Ex: Universe is to create an ongoing, expanding and connected game world built across a generation of core games. It’s a commitment on our part to deliver meaningful content that expands the franchise on a regular basis and to deliver a deep conspiracy that will span several connected Deus Ex games, creating a more immersive and richer experience than ever before."
"Deus Ex: Universe will include PC and console games, but also additional Deus Ex games and experiences available in other media such as tablets, smartphones, books, graphic novels, etc... You might have seen the name pop up recently in the press – well this is what it’s all about." Hey, I did see it pop up in the press.
"I’m pleased to confirm that we are already into production of the starting point for Deus Ex: Universe with a new game for PC and next-generation consoles. We’re very excited about it at the studio and I wanted to let you know that most of the team behind Deus Ex: Human Revolution is already working hard on this new game," he continued.
"It took us four years to learn how to create a unique Deus Ex experience with Human Revolution and it was important for me to keep this knowledge within the franchise."
Anfossi posted the tantalising artwork for the new Deus Ex in his blog.
It shows "trans-humanism segregation, which is a backdrop to our vision for the next Deus Ex."
"It represents a "ghetto-city' voluntarily built in order to separate the classes. The people in this segregated class have reshaped their environment, nostalgic for their ideal of Cyber Renaissance. This dark and dystopian vision sets the tone for things to come in Deus Ex."