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Next-gen Deus Ex game in development at Eidos Montreal

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Eidos Montreal is working on a next-generation Deus Ex title, the studio announced today.

It is being developed on Windows PC and next-gen consoles by "most of the team" that made Deus Ex: Human Revolution, said David Anfossi, Eidos Montreal studio head, in a blog post on the company's website. The studio released a piece of concept art for the game that you can see above (the full image is available below). According to Anfossi, the artwork depicts transhumanism segregation in a "ghetto-city" that was voluntarily built to separate augmented individuals by class.

"The people in this segregated class have reshaped their environment, nostalgic for their ideal of Cyber Renaissance," said Anfossi. "This dark and dystopian vision sets the tone for things to come in Deus Ex."

The new game will be the "starting point" for "an ongoing, expanding and connected game world built across a generation of core games" that Eidos Montreal refers to as "Deus Ex Universe."

"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," Anfossi explained.

Deus Ex Universe will encompass full console/PC titles as well as smartphone and tablet games, and it will also bring the Deus Ex franchise to other media such as books and graphic novels.