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Rumor – Eidos hiring for next-gen Deus Ex title

Wednesday, 16th May 2012 16:11 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

A “major Canadian company” has various vacancies available for a “semi open-world action adventure title that responds to player choice and interaction.” Superannuation, which posted the link on Twitter, believes the company to be Eidos and suggests the title could be Deus Ex 4.

The project, according to the listing, is based upon an existing IP which is a “well known and respected action/adventure title, with elements of choice and stealth within the gameplay.”

Future iterations of the franchise also “intend to really take advantage of the new platforms coming in the next two years to provide an experience with unparralled realism, depth and consequence for player action and choice.”

The current vacancies are:

  • Cinematics Director
  • Senior Gameplay Programmer
  • Lead Technical Developer
  • Level Artists
  • Technical Artist
  • Lead Artist
  • Lead Programmer
  • Senior Programmer

Deus Ex 4 was the obvious choice for Superannuation’s post instead of Thief 4 due to the later already confirmed as being in development. Add in the fact Human Revolution has stealth elements and player choices, it’s not a stretch.

Still, it could also be for Thief 4 and the title of the game just wasn’t mentioned. It could be for anything, really.

Just file the Deus Ex bit away as a rumor for now until we find out something more concrete.

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13 Comments

  1. StolenGlory

    If this is for ‘Deus Ex 4′, I can’t help but feel traumatised at the lack of job opportunities for new writers on this project.

    God knows they need them after HR.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    @1 +1. They need writers and guys who can balance stuff.

    Oh, and AI programmer badly.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. OrbitMonkey

    They should hire Sheldon Pacotti. Best writer of the series.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. DSB

    So much truth in those three comments.

    They would do well to spice up the AI too. I kinda felt like I was stabbing the special ed class in HR.

    It really made me feel bad at times. People that stupid don’t deserve to be put in a situation, where they might face an uncomfortable and violent death. They should be coloring with crayons in a protected environment.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. fearmonkey

    I cannot disagree more with the posters above, HR was amazing, and one of my favorite games last year. I want a new Deus Ex but I want a new Thief more.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. HighWindXIX

    @5 My sentiments exactly. DX:HR was easily GOTY last year and I desperately hope this truly is a next gen Deus Ex…

    #6 2 years ago
  7. K-V-C

    yea absolutely loved deus ex HR but i wasnt to fond of the ending !!! i didnt mind the boss battles i just disliked the endings just adam chatting about your decision you made. But it was brilliant game and should be experienced by everyone !!!!

    #7 2 years ago
  8. YoungZer0

    DX:HR … one of the few good games of 2011 and yet not really an outstanding game. The Art-Direction was very, very good. What i really missed though, was some proper writing. They definitely need to improve on that. The length was fine, but the game needed more areas to explore. Would be a great opportunity for the artists to run wild.

    I can’t help but think a Cyber Punk RPG set in the world of Hard Reset would be an amazing experience.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. ManuOtaku

    I think more than writers it needs also good Boss fight designers, i found that more lacking than the story itself IMO

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Edo

    @9 Or…no boss fights at all.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. ManuOtaku

    #10 touche 8D

    #11 2 years ago
  12. c.huge

    Don’t get carried away with rumors. This could just as easily be Ubisoft Montreal, who has franchises like Assassin’s Creed, Prince of Persia, and Splinter Cell. Semi open worlds? Check. Stealth elements? Check. Player choice? Eh, that might be a stretch, but you know how PR people can be.

    All I’m saying is there are an awful lot of inferences made that could very well be something completely different.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. voxelman

    Could be Bioware have dropped the pretense and turned Dragon Age 3 into a action adventure game. Or even Square Enix’s new studio that the opened across the road from Eidos Montreal, they could be working on one anything SE have a few action adventure franchises.

    #13 2 years ago

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