Square Enix promises more Deus Ex

Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada has reportedly said that Deus Ex has become a core intellectual property for the company, promising the franchise will continue.

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Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada has reportedly said that Deus Ex has become a core intellectual property (IP) for the company, promising the franchise will continue.

Wada reportedly made the comments during a financial briefing earlier today, where he outlined the company is aiming to establish "ten IPs" that are capable of making "a continuous profit contribution" to the company.

"Regarding yet unannounced IPs, we should certainly be able to announce 2 to 3 titles to everyone with a few years," Wada reportedly said during the call, according to Siliconera.

In addition to Deus Ex, Square Enix considers Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, Kingdom Hearts, Tomb Raider, and Hitman to be its current crop of core properties.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution was developed primarily by Eidos Montreal, with developer Nixxies taking command of the PC version. Eidos Montreal is currently working on two new titles, a fourth installment in the Thief franchise and an unannounced title. Square Enix recently revealed it would expand its operations in Montreal, forming a new studio and adding to its current staff.

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    November 30, 2011 5:00 PM

    Xav de Matos posted a new article, Square Enix promises more Deus Ex.

    Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada has reportedly said that Deus Ex has become a core intellectual property for the company, promising the franchise will continue.

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      November 30, 2011 5:03 PM

      HR was the first Deus Ex game I played and it was definitely good. I hope they can expand on it without watering it down.

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        November 30, 2011 5:10 PM

        now play the first one and smack the shit out of yourself for passing it up

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      November 30, 2011 5:06 PM

      yay

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      November 30, 2011 5:11 PM

      hell yeah~

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      November 30, 2011 5:13 PM

      I finally have a reason to UNF a post.

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      November 30, 2011 5:13 PM

      OH I DEFINITELY ASKED FOR THIS

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      November 30, 2011 5:14 PM

      Fuck yeah!

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      November 30, 2011 5:20 PM

      Hopefully next game is even better than the last -- DXHR was excellent, and I really hope this series improves on it and doesnt somehow fuckup as has happened in the past

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        November 30, 2011 6:01 PM

        I would like more in-depth rpg elements, like more complex skill trees, etc. More items. Just more awesome. It seems they took away a few things from DX the first. But HR is still really awesome. Also, no stupid boss fights.

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          November 30, 2011 6:41 PM

          I agree with all of your points. I'd also like to see more emphasis on player choice since that was another thing that made the original so great.

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            November 30, 2011 7:15 PM

            I kind of wish there was a hardcore mode. I played mostly stealth and never used the see through walls/track people/radar enchancement mods and found it incredibly intense. I wish they had a real first person cover system, but I limited my use of the cover system and it felt like old school Deus Ex.

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              November 30, 2011 7:20 PM

              That would be awesome! More consequences to choice like Mecha suggested would be good as well.

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          December 2, 2011 10:26 AM

          Why is it that everybody forgets that the original 2000 game had boss fights too? At specific points later in the game, you were forced to fight Anna Navarre, Gunther Hemann, & Bob Page. DE2 had boss fights too. In every case, they took the core gameplay element of choice out of your hands. The only difference with HR is that they started and ended each fight with pre-rendered cinematics. All Deus Ex games have boss fights. If you think this is new then you really haven't played the first two games in a while.

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      November 30, 2011 6:52 PM

      I expect the next game to feature significantly weirder hair.

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      November 30, 2011 7:00 PM

      I hope Thief 4 sells well enough to make that list of "core ips"

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        December 1, 2011 6:19 AM

        i really wish they would bring that series back (properly). Thief was def some awesome shit.

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      November 30, 2011 7:01 PM

      As long as it's the same dev team (Eidos Mtl) and Nixxes doing the PC version, this is great news!

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      November 30, 2011 7:18 PM

      Let's just hope it's not a Rushed and Economy sequel.

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      November 30, 2011 8:04 PM

      Nice - I'll be looking forward to this. The environmental design alone was worth the price of admission.

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      November 30, 2011 8:56 PM

      Can we all just pretend invisible war didn't happen and revoke their license on canon?

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      December 1, 2011 6:21 AM

      Excellent. HR is so good.

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      December 1, 2011 6:51 AM

      they could start with some DLC with non-outsourced boss battle in it...that'd be a nice...hell more DLC than one pack of missions that takes only 1 hour would be great.

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      December 2, 2011 10:28 AM

      Deus Ex 4 needs to lay it on a little thicker with the conspiracies though. They were essential to the first 2 games, but got kind of watered down in HR. To the point where he plot twists weren't as shocking or crazy as they could've been.

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