Publisher Square Enix has apparently made the decision due in part to underwhelming sales of the most recent Deus Ex game, Mankind Divided. The company’s recently announced shift into the development of Marvel games was also a factor, says Eurogamer. GameSpot has contacted Square Enix for comment.
Mankind Divided went straight to No. 1 in the UK sales charts when it launched in August 2016, but sales monitor Chart-Track noted at the time that the game’s predecessor, Human Revolution, had a “much stronger debut.”
Square Enix recently announced a multi-game partnership with Marvel, meanwhile. The first game will be a new Avengers project from Deus Ex studio Eidos Montreal, in partnership with Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics. In addition, a new Tomb Raider game called Shadow of the Tomb Raider is rumored to be on the way.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided recently had a new spinoff game release on PC. The game’s Breach Mode is now free-to-play in its own right, while a Mankind Divided “VR Experience” has also launched. Lastly, the game is getting a second DLC pack in February, after the first released last year. It’s called A Criminal Past, and it acts as a prequel to the main Mankind Divided story.
No more Deus Ex would be a shame, since we enjoyed the series’ latest–critic Edmond Tran awarded it an 8/10. For more, check out our full Deus Ex: Mankind Divided review.