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Square Enix Says to Expect More Deus Ex

The popular cyberpunk RPG is just one of many core franchises for the company.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution came out earlier this year to glowing reviews and strong sales, selling over 2 million units worldwide in its first month. It’s no wonder, then, that Deus Ex has positioned itself as one of Square Enix’s major franchises for the future. In a financial conference call, Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada stated that Deus Ex has become a core intellectual property for the company, and that the franchise will see another release.

Wada says that the goal of Square Enix is to have a stable of “ten IPs” that can make “a continuous profit contribution” for the company. Of those ten franchises, the ones that we know about are the aforementioned Deus Ex, Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Dragon Quest, Tomb Raider, and Hitman. New, unannounced games are on the way as well, though. "Regarding yet unannounced IPs, we should certainly be able to announce 2 to 3 titles to everyone within a few years," said Wada during the call.

We know that a new RPG is in the works from Dragon Quest IX producer Ryutaro Ichimura using the Unreal Engine 3. Eidos Montreal, the developer of Deus Ex, is also working on a new game in the well-respected Thief franchise, as well as an unannounced title. Could Thief be one of the new core IPs for Square Enix? We’ll let you know as we get more information.




12/01/2011 at 07:20 PM

Deus Ex: Human Revolution was a game that wasn't anywhere on my radar this year, but pleasantly surprised me. I still need to check out the first DLC offering.

Julian Titus Senior Editor

12/01/2011 at 08:09 PM

Same here, on both counts. I was going to skip it until I read the reviews. I'm glad I played it. Interesting that about half the games mentioned are Western made. The times, they are a changin'.

Angelo Grant Staff Writer

12/05/2011 at 01:34 PM

It's also exciting to note that this same studio is producing the next Thief game (as in Thief: The Dark Project)

I'm very excited about that, considering how well they handled stealth in this game.

Jesse Miller Staff Writer

12/05/2011 at 01:40 PM

Yes, me wants some more Thief!

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