Eidos Montreal is “Placing an Added Emphasis on the Online Experiences in Our Games”

Eidos Montreal, the folks behind the modern Deus Ex reboot, have announced a new vision statement that points to the developer focusing more on online-enabled gaming experiences.

Studio boss David Anfossi said they will be “placing an added emphasis on the online experiences in our games.” They’re also hiring new staff like a lead multiplayer programmer to help support updating their DAWN engine to work better with online components.

Eidos director of online technology Sébastien Bessette noted that “All of these efforts unify our teams towards one single goal, that being to deliver the best online gaming experience to our players.”

While this sounds like Eidos is forever abandoning their single-player focused games, parent company Square Enix did put a hold on their Deus Ex reboot franchise.

Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda said that they have no plans to shelve the series, but they’re focused on the big new Avengers franchise deal they landed. Could this shift to online support be for that new series?

The latest game to be released by the studio is Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. In case you missed it, you can find our review for that game here (we highly recommend it!).



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