What could have been: Warren Spector tried to acquire rights to Deus Ex

Tuesday, 3rd November 2009 02:55 GMT By Nathan Grayson


Don’t get us wrong. We’re thrilled that Mickey’s been taken back to the drawing board, but we’d still love another Spector-directed Deus Ex. And hey! So would Warren Spector!

“There were and still are ‘Deus Ex’ stories I would like to tell. That story is not done for me,” he told Variety’s Cut Scene blog. “[For the sci-fi game] I sort of filed the serial numbers off. ‘Deus Ex’ was very much a game of the millennium.”

Eidos, however, has plans of its own for the Deus Ex franchise. And though Spector attempted to scrounge together some cash and purchase the license, Eidos refused to sell.

There’s more through the link, including some tidbits on Junction Point Studios’ early days. Read it. Impress your friends with your knowledge of useless videogame trivia!



  1. blackdreamhunk

    Deus Ex3 looks hot for pc, good luck getting that tittle. I hear it’s going to be another cutting edge game for pc too.

    from what i hear it maybe better than crysis

    #1 5 years ago
  2. ybfelix

    When will Deus ex 3 actually out. It went silent after debut

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Blerk

    Deus Ex with Mickey Mouse would never have worked, though. :-D

    #3 5 years ago
  4. The Hindle


    we will probally hear more about it next year

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Hunam

    Deus Ex 3 has no date as far as I’m aware, I’d imagine late 2010 though.

    As much as I’d love to see spector on the game, Eidos Montreal seem like a really decent group of people and they interact with fans on their forum on a daily basis over ideas for both DX3 and Thief 4. It being a new studio means that things will take a little longer though, but it’s certainly still going.

    #5 5 years ago

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