A new Deus Ex title is currently in development for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, Eidos Montreal has announced.
The title will form part a series of video games, books, graphic novels and other experiences connected together through a world known as Deus Ex: Universe, a new saga that will expand the franchise "on a regular basis" and create "a more immersive and richer experience than ever before".
"The concept behind Deus Ex: Universe is to create an ongoing, expanding and connected game world built across a generation of core games," said Eidos Montreal studio head David Anfossi.
"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.
"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. 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."
The next-gen title will be based around the idea of "trans-humanism segregation," Anfossi says, with the first piece of concept art, pictured above, showing the game's "dark and dystopian" vision.
"For now, I hope you are excited about the future of this game that we love so much. Deus Ex is coming to next-gen, it's early so don't expect to hear much more from us just yet, but I wanted you to know."
A release date and title for the game has yet to be confirmed.