Deus Ex: Mankind Divided won’t have multiplayer, and it’s not something Eidos Montreal wants to tack onto single-player RPGs.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided gameplay director Patrick Fortier has said the studio isn’t ready to try its hand at multiplayer yet – and if it does so, it won’t be as an addition to the current Deus Ex formula.
“If we were to go in that direction it would have to be the topic of the game itself,” he said in an interview published the latest issue of OXM, as reported by web partner GamesRadar.
“I don’t think it’s something that can be tacked on and supported sufficiently well through a third party developer, out of the office. It has to be fundamental right from day one that you’re trying to do that. You have to have the right idea and the right vehicle.”
The full extract includes some further discussion and comparisons to Mass Effect 3’s very successful multiplayer. It’s an interesting topic given that Square Enix stablemate Tomb Raider did ship with an arguably unecessary third-party multiplayer mode.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One in the first half of 2016.