Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Deus Ex: Universe Details Leak - A Mass Effect Style Trilogy?
Written Tuesday, June 17, 2014 By Lee Bradley
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New details have emerged regarding Deus Ex: Universe, the Square Enix project announced last year as an “ongoing, expanding and connected game world built across a generation of core games.”

Square Enix hasn’t elaborated on what these core games are, but we’ve been chatting to some insiders who have shared a few interesting bits of info.

According to one of our sources, Deus Ex: Universe was initially conceived as one huge game, but was split into a trilogy because the project was considered too ambitious.

Across these games, we're told that player decisions will be carried over in much the same manner as the Mass Effect trilogy. Indeed, the idea is to transfer even more info between instalments than BioWare’s celebrated sci-fi RPG series.

Our source also says that the core Deus Ex: Universe games will be coming to consoles, although Square Enix has already said that further “experiences” will be released for “other media such as tablets, smartphones, books, graphic novels, etc.”

The source adds that all of the information shared is accurate as of last year, but may be subject to change. In particular, the number of console games released under the Deus Ex: Universe banner could shift according to a variety of factors.

In addition to this, further information has emerged from a separate source who has seen promotional material for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, a trademark for which was filed by Square Enix back in March.

We’re told that the promotional material featured Deus Ex: Human Revolution star Adam Jensen and Deux Ex: The Fall protagonist Ben Saxon. Deus Ex: The Fall is a mobile (and Steam) title released last year.

Could Deus Ex: Mankind Divided be the first Deus Ex: Universe release, with Jensen and Saxon as the lead men? It's possible, although our sources would not confirm or deny.

When Deus Ex: Universe was announced, Square Enix released a piece of concept art representing a “'ghetto-city' voluntarily built in order to separate the classes.” You can see it below.

“The people in this segregated class have reshaped their environment, nostalgic for their ideal of Cyber Renaissance,” said Square Enix. “This dark and dystopian vision sets the tone for things to come in Deus Ex.”

A Deus Ex: Universe logo appeared in an EU trademark database last week, sparking speculation that a proper reveal would come at E3 2014. But it wasn't to be. Square Enix has yet to formaly elaborate on its plans.


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Comment #1 by Dark Poetry
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 @ 09:53:59 AM
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Just don't make any more Deus EX games for the IOs and bring them to next gen consoles.

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Comment #2 by Josh Benton
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 @ 10:06:06 AM
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Seems a bit odd.

How would we carry our saves from the ps3 to the ps4? Or from the Xbox360 to the PS4?

Also the choices were not exactly important if I recall. Great game but I wouldnt say as impactful as Mass Effect, story-wise.

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Comment #3 by Naps
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 @ 11:22:26 AM
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Make them all QTEs ala Walking Dead/Beyond Two: Souls/Heavy Rain please!

OK before I get lambasted for basterdising the Deus Ex series, I'm only joking okay?!

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Comment #4 by Albedo Piazzolla
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 @ 11:52:23 AM
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Awesome! Hoping for character creation and not be forced to play Jensen or Saxon!

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Comment #5 by MercWithAMouth
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 @ 12:57:09 PM
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I hope the decisions carried over will actually mean something in this trilogy, since when all was said an done nothing you decided in the ME trilogy had a damn impact on the outcome besides the 3rd games war assets.

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Comment #6 by XVinny84X
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 @ 04:48:06 PM
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I don't like it when he says it could be more games depending on different factors. I remember when that great game came out called Assassin's Creed. It was announced as trilogy and first 2 games were amazing. Then we got a trilogy inside of trilogy and now I don't even know what number we are on, but must be getting close to 10...? Deus Ex is a great game (save for Invisible Wars, that was pile of crap!!), but if we see it too often it will wear out its welcome fast and I would hate to see that happen to my most beloved franchise=(

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Comment #7 by MrSP
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 @ 06:46:10 PM
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@2 - Well, not really. It's just your thinking which is odd. We haven't even had an announcement yet, so why would it be "current"-gen game, rather than a "next"-gen game?

I'm not saying we can't have PS3 games, but if they're refusing to even announce it, it's probably going to be next year, at the earliest, possibly even mid-to-late next year. There's a good chance that Squenix, and other big companies, are going to phase out their multi-generation titles in favor of bigger projects.

Besides which, Dragon Age Inquisition is a PS3/PS4 title. I presume there is at least one method of save transfer. We have Cloud Saves in many other games, after all. It's just a matter of a title patch, or free save transfer app, or something.

@6 - Assassin's Creed is a franchise. The "Desmond trilogy" ended with the "fifth" installment, AC3. Not that there wasn't side things, like the PSP stuff, which weren't important. But AC4 was something completely different, despite existing in the same universe, as is Unity. The games haven't stopped coming, because outside of Desmond, the AC1, the Ezio trilogy, and AC3 were largely separate plots, and Desmond was mostly the least interesting part.

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Comment #8 by XVinny84X
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 @ 07:32:11 PM
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@#7 There was no such thing as Desmond trilogy when AC came out. It was simply AC trilogy. They changed their mind after AC2 came out and then started releasing new one each year. Sometimes better, sometimes worse but religiously on November of each year. I don't want for the same thing to happen to Deus Ex, but it's a different dev/publisher, so odds are good=)

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