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Deus Ex 3 Announced

Eidos has announced the long-awaited third entry in the Deus Ex franchise, the sci-fi RPG shooter series originally handled by Ion Storm. The game...

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Eidos has announced the long-awaited third entry in the Deus Ex franchise, the sci-fi RPG shooter series originally handled by Ion Storm. The game is being developed at Eidos' recently formed Montreal studio for unspecified consoles, though PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 editions are likely.

The game is currently at an extremely early stage. General studio manager Stephane D'Astous told Gamasutra that the team just received approval for the title's proof of concept. The team will be allotted up to two years for development, suggesting the game is targeted for a holiday 2009 release.

"[Deus Ex] was very highly rated at its release in 2000, and we have this great huge mandate to do the third one, and everybody is very excited," noted D'Astous. The existence of the title was suggested in an Eidos interview earlier this year.

Deus Ex creator Warren Spector, who was also a producer on Looking Glass' original System Shock, is not likely to be involved with the project. Spector's company, Junction Point Studios, was recently acquired by Disney, with the creator noting that his next game was, "the only project that could've tempted me to leave the world of independent development."

From The Chatty

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    November 26, 2007 9:21 AM

    I still haven't played either of the first two games. :(

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      November 26, 2007 9:22 AM

      The first one was way better than the second, at least in terms of how awesome the game was. The engine in 2 was much better, but didn't save the shorter, less fun gameplay.

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      November 26, 2007 10:28 AM

      WUT!? If you can get past the old gfx of the original, it's a must play for any PC Gamer. It's in my top 5 games of all time...

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        November 26, 2007 1:05 PM

        Interesting... maybe I'll give it a shot, then, over Xmas.

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          November 26, 2007 2:02 PM

          might be hard to play today, it's pretty old, the animation and stuff is very dated, but if that doesn't matter to you, you should enjoy it. I know some ppl didn't like the first level (didn't bother me) but if you can stick it out a few levels you're golden