Developer Eidos Montreal has announced the newest iteration of their critically acclaimed Deus Ex franchise Wednesday, entitled Deus Ex: The Fall. The game is not for consoles as many expected though; instead it’s a game designed for mobile devices. The game takes place after the events of the novel Deus Ex: The Icarus Effect.
The game will play as a first person shooter with third person elements much like the previous entry in the series, Deus Ex: Human Revolution. The game will be a fully featured Deus Ex entry, featuring RPG and action elements. This is the second console series to announce the jump to mobile this week, after Halo: Spartan Assault earlier this week, meaning an increasingly relevant jump to mobile for game development.
The [a]list Daily reached out to the originator of the franchise, famed designer Warren Spector, for comment. “I’ve always been happy that the DX franchise continues in the post-Ion Storm era,” said Spector. “And I’ve been pretty up front about my enthusiasm for the mobile and tablet platforms. So it probably isn’t too big a stretch to figure out that I think DX on mobile and tablets is pretty darn cool. Of course, it all comes down to execution, so the jury’s still out… In any event, DX: The Fall is now at the top of my ‘things I’m most looking forward to seeing at E3’ list.”
Spector went on to say, “As a note, some folks have expressed concern about FPS gameplay on mobile/tablets — ‘it can’t be done’ comments,” he said. “My response is this: Just because something HASN’T worked doesn’t mean it CAN’T work. And there are other ways to express DX-style play than FPS.”