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Hopes for a new Deus Ex have been dashed, with the Embracer Group owned Eidos-Montréal confirming that they've cut 97 people go as the mass-layoffs continue. This is just another in a long list of developers and publishers cutting staff and cancelling projects, all while the Embracer Group try to reduce their costs. It's also another in a long list of just industry-wide layoffs lately.

Confirming the staff news on X in an image post below:

Image Credit: Eidos-Montréal

Here's the text if you have trouble reading the image:

For the last 17 years, our teams at Eidos have worked on some of the most beloved brands in the industry, combining deep storytelling and innovation into unique games. We have created memorable multi awarded experiences that we are proud of and we know our teams members have put their heart and soul in all of them.

The global economic context, the challenges of our industry and the comprehensive restructuring announced by Embracer have finally impacted our studio. The difficult decision has been made to let go 97 people from development teams, administration, and support services.

We are working to support all impacted personnel through this transition. These very talented, highly experienced people are entering the employment market, and we want them to find their next projects and are helping to do so.

As we navigate these difficult times, the well-being of our team is our priority and the continuous commitment to creating games that players will be able to enjoy in the nearby future.

To our players... it's often times not just the games but the game makers as well that we all celebrate and admire. Our commitment is always to making the best games for our amazing fans and even with this restructuring change, we continue to fight on to deliver those awesome experiences for us to share together. Thank you for your continuing support and well wishes.

While they didn't say anything about a new Deus Ex game being canned, Bloomberg originally reported on it today that claims the new game was already two years into development.

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hardpenguin Jan 30
Nooooooooooooo I never asked for this
whizse Jan 30
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There was going to be a new Deus Ex?
Jarmer Jan 30
NOOOOOO. My favorite all time series. Ugh. And another Embracer clusterbomb. How many studios does this miserable umbrella corp own? Every time I see their name I just think "stay as far away from this cancer as possible" as the only news I've EVER seen of them is closing / firings.
wvstolzing Jan 30
Quoting: g000hWith any luck, a bunch of indie studios will pop up releasing games built with passion and good game mechanics.

Low-budget immersive sims are starting to crop up; this guy's channel on youtube keeps track of them:
Jarmer Jan 30
Quoting: GuestMicrosoft itself is on a firing bloodbath. Indeed, Microsoft's xbox division isn't doing great if rumors are to be believed. It seems that Microsoft will be going multiplatform and Gamepass will be relegated to xbox while most Microsoft games will be available on PC as well.

I've always been surprised that the xbox has existed for as long as it has in console form. It does SO TERRIBLE globally. I always thought they would just join xbox/gamepass branding together, kill the console, and just release stuff on pc (and maybe other consoles). But it just keeps living on.
Smoke39 Jan 30
Quoting: hardpenguinNooooooooooooo I never asked for this
What a shame.
TheRiddick Jan 31
AND the IP goes back into The Vault for another 20years.

Rip Deus Ex!
Anza Jan 31
Quoting: TheRiddickAND the IP goes back into The Vault for another 20years.

Rip Deus Ex!

Night Dive might want to do something. Wouldn't be first time for them to go digging in the vaults.
Shmerl Jan 31
Quoting: TheRiddickAND the IP goes back into The Vault for another 20years.

Someone should break into the vault 😄

Sort of ironic that a game about dealing with anti-utopian corpo politics is suffering from bad corpo decisions.

Last edited by Shmerl on 31 January 2024 at 8:56 pm UTC
Jarmer Feb 1
Quoting: AnzaNight Dive might want to do something. Wouldn't be first time for them to go digging in the vaults.

PLEASE NO. Let them dig around somewhere else, anywhere else, please does someone have a distraction for them? LOOK OVER THERE!
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