Eidos Montreal Gets Caught Up In Embracer Group’s Layoffs; Bye Bye Deus Ex?!

Rumor has it that the studio, which will now lay off ninety-seven people, is working on a new Deus Ex…


Let’s start with this Deus Ex project.According to Jason Schreier writing for Bloomberg, the game has been in development (pre-production) for two years, and full development was scheduled for 2024.Unfortunately, the official announcement from Eidos Montréal does not mention the IP, but if such a rumor is heard, it certainly has some truth to it, so it was indeed planned that Deus Ex would return despite the change in ownership (the company was previously under Square Enix).But let’s have a look at the announcement:

“For the past 17 years, our teams at Eidos have worked on some of the industry’s most beloved brands, combining deep storytelling and innovation into unique games. We have created memorable, award-winning experiences that we are proud of, and we know that our team members have poured their hearts and souls into all of them.The global economic environment, the challenges facing our industry, and the major restructuring announced by Embracer have finally taken their toll on our studio.The difficult decision has been made to lay off 97 people across development teams, administration and support services.

We are working to support all affected employees through this transition. These very talented, highly experienced people are entering the job market, and we want them to find their next projects, and we will help them do so. As we move through these difficult times, our priority is the well-being of our team and our continued commitment to making games that players will enjoy for the foreseeable future. To our players… it’s often not just the games, but the game makers that we all celebrate and admire. Our commitment is always to make the best games for our amazing fans, and even with this restructuring change, we continue to fight to deliver those great experiences that we share together. Thank you for your continued support and well wishes,” Eidos Montréal wrote.

Too bad the Deus Ex game will be thrown away now…

Source: Gematsu

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