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

Tuesday, 3 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!