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Eidos Montreal confirms Deus Ex 3 (with trailer)

Following on from Eidos Interactive’s recent unveiling of its new Canadian development studio, the renowned games publisher (Tomb Raider/Hitman series) has this week stepped forward to trumpet that the first project in production at the Montreal-based facility is none other than Deus Ex 3.

Speaking to the game gurus over at Gamasutra, Eidos Montreal general manager Stephane D’Astous outlined that an Eidos Q&A group responsible for international titles and an in-house development team has been already been formed for Deus Ex 3. He added that the new studio has now passed proof of concept for the upcoming third iteration of the popular FPS/RPG series.

“This game was very highly rated at its release in 2000,” commented D’Astous, “and we have this great huge mandate to do the third one, and everybody is very excited.”

For those next-gen hardware owners crossing their fingers, toes, and eyes while hoping for the best from Deus Ex 3 after the somewhat disappointing original sequel, D’Astous insists that the Montreal studio will only be working on “major, AAA games, using only next-gen technology.”

The GM also revealed that production cycles for new Montreal-based titles will be “at least 18 to 24 months” and representative development teams will be around 80 strong at their maximum, which D’Astous describes as “human-sized.”

“That’s music to a lot of ears over here,” he said. “Some developers are really trying to push titles out the door within 12-15 months; we’re working on plans for our first few titles that will only be released after 24 months.”

Good news for developers, good news for gamers? Offering teams as much as twice the time some studios are willing to invest in a new title should (and we stress ‘should’) lead to better final products; yet Deus Ex 3 will likely prove or disprove that ideal when it finally rolls into sight sometime over the next two years.

And, talk about timing, here’s a brief teaser trailer for Deus Ex 3 (courtesy of GameTrailers.com) that appears to suggest mankind is evolving into some kind of super being. Intriguingly vague.

Deus Ex will be released on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Games for Windows.

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Comment by StGermain on 2007-11-27 10:11:42 | Reply

If working longer on a game makes it better Duke Nukem Forever will be the greatest thing ever! Anyone remembers Daikatana? :)

Sequels are baaaad mkkay?

Comment by SGT PEREZ on 2007-11-27 15:34:48 | Reply

Deus was the man back in the day, if I remember Eidos had teamed up with Bioware and made an incredible 1st game, 2nd was a little dissapointing, but still a good game. I can not wait for the 3rd installment.

Comment by Jamzy No 2 on 2007-11-27 17:12:37 | Reply

i never played the 1st one but i liked the second oone always thought the game had relly good ideas just pooley executed but i still enjoyed most the game i want this to be a cross between bioshock and mass effect

i relly hope they get this right can’t wait

Comment by Symbiot on 2007-11-27 16:28:08 | Reply

Very cool, didn’t see this coming

Comment by thurmans eye-wrangler on 2007-11-27 18:28:32 | Reply

innit. noish

Comment by James on 2007-11-27 19:26:34 | Reply

Amazing news i cant wait

Deus Ex 1 was amazing. I liked going into the ladies toilets :o

Comment by Monk on 2007-11-27 20:27:02 | Reply

1st Game - Monumental gaming genius.
2nd Game - Watered down for plebs
3rd Game - ?

I just hope cheesy american voice over man gets the boot.

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