A Marvel, and Square Enix collaboration is amazing news to be certain, and the possibilities really feel endless. However, this partnership may have come at a cost. According to Eurogamer, the Deus Ex franchise has been put on hiatus so that Eidos Montreal can move it’s resources over to the development of the next Tomb Raider title. This is in order to free up Crystal Dynamics to work on The Avengers Project. The source also states that the disappointing sales of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided were a contributing factor to this decision.
Not only that, but the article goes on to state that Eidos Montreal will be developing the next game in the Marvel/ Square Enix pipeline: a new Guardians of the Galaxy video game. Also, it’s stated that Eidos Montreal will be sending a small team over to Crystal Dynamics to assist with development of The Avengers Project. In short: Eidos Montreal will be stretched pretty thin in the near future. When Eurogamer contacted Square Enix for a response, they received this statement from Eidos Montreal:
“While we are still working on expanding the Deus Ex Universe, along with creating new content and updates for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, we’re also devoting our talents towards working with Crystal Dynamics and Marvel on The Avengers project.”
With this new partnership in place, it’s not much of a surprise that the Deus Ex franchise will be put on hold. It’s reasonable to think that Square Enix wants all hands on deck for this potentially incredible collaboration. The possibility of a Guardians of the Galaxy game developed by Eidos Montreal is intriguing, to say the least. While it’s a disappointment that we won’t hear from Adam Jensen for a while (the games were really well received), here’s hoping that the best parts of Deus Ex make it into their upcoming marvel game/s.
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