The next-generation Deus Ex game may finally have a title.
Square Enix has just trademarked Deus Ex: Mankind Divided which may or may not be the first next-generation entry for the Deus Ex franchise. The filing is listed under computer game software, but we’ll just have to wait and see if it’s another mobile game or if this really is the next big entry in the franchise.
On October 2nd last year, Square Enix made the announcement that they were working on a next-gen Deus Ex and would be expanding the franchise into what they call Deus Ex: Universe. Below you can re-read the blog post which details what exactly Universe pertains to.
The concept behind Deus Ex: Universe is to create an ongoing, expanding and connected game world built across a generation of core games. It’s a commitment on our part to deliver meaningful content that expands the franchise on a regular basis and to deliver a deep conspiracy that will span several connected Deus Ex games, creating a more immersive and richer experience than ever before. Deus Ex: Universe will include PC and console games, but also additional Deus Ex games and experiences available in other media such as tablets, smartphones, books, graphic novels, etc… You might have seen the name pop up recently in the press – well this is what it’s all about.
I’m pleased to confirm that we are already into production of the starting point for Deus Ex: Universe with a new game for PC and next-generation consoles. We’re very excited about it at the studio and I wanted to let you know that most of the team behind Deus Ex: Human Revolution is already working hard on this new game. It took us four years to learn how to create a unique Deus Ex experience with Human Revolution and it was important for me to keep this knowledge within the franchise.
I wouldn’t be surprised if Mankind Divided is the next entry in the franchise and I would guess that we’ll see it at E3 this year along with a possible Tomb Raider 2 reveal. But, that’s just my prediction. Let us know what you think about this in the comments and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date with all the latest on this developing story.