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Deus Ex IP Owner Embracer Group Wants to Surpass Cyberpunk 2077

Industry insider claims that publishers at Embracer Group wants Deus Ex to return and even surpass Cyberpunk 2077.

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Deus Ex IP Owner Embracer Group Wants to Surpass Cyberpunk 2077

A few months ago, Swedish company Embracer Group agreed to acquire Japanese video game developer/publisher Square Enix's western studios including Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montréal and rights over a number of IPs for $300 million.

Shortly afterwards, Embracer CEO Lars Wingefors revealed plans to develop remakes, sequels and spin-offs to revive those IPs. Newest report claims that there are plans to bring back Deus Ex and surpass even Cyberpunk 2077 in ambition.

In a latest episode of Giant Bomb's Game Mess Mornings show, industry insider Jeff Grubb has teased the future of Deus Ex. He claims that Embracer Group was quite interested in returning to Deus Ex and wants to outshine Cyberpunk 2077.

Grubb claims that internal sources suggest Embracer Group wants Deus Ex series to return and do what Cyberpunk 2077 couldn't. However, it is not yet very clear where Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montréal stand after their recent acquisition.


During his Game Mess Mornings show, insider Jeff Grubb reported on possible future of Deus Ex games.

We don't know, really, what to expect from an Embracer-owned Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montreal. It's early, the rumblings I've heard… they want to get right back into Deus Ex." They want to do what Cyberpunk 2077 couldn't – that's the word going around. I mean, we'll see if that happens. It's so early, who knows what that will turn into but that was probably not even… there was no possibility of that conversation to even begin under Square Enix, right?


Bloomberg journalist and insider Jason Schreier advices fans to keep their expectation in check in ResetEra as it may take a while for a new Deus Ex game to arrive, because Eidos Montréal is currently working on a new IP that may take time.

Ever since Embracer Group has acquired Deus Ex, Legacy of Kain, Thief and Tomb Raider, fans were hoping to get a few sequel announcements. More recently, Embracer made a reputation for successful revivals of many fan-favorite series.


Despite having great potential, Deus Ex never received the love it deserved to become a really big-name and commercially successful. Square Enix's soft reboot with 2011 release of Deus Ex: Human Revolution and has sold 2.18 million units.

Deus Ex has been a pioneer in cyber-punk genre before Cyberpunk 2077 and fans still consider it as one of the best IPs. Embracer Group showing interest in a series revival is great new to all fans as Square Enix would've never agreed to this.

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