developer Square Enix is helping out Eidos Montreal with Deus Ex 3
, it was revealed today. Specifically, Square Enix is helping Eidos to develop the cutscenes and in-game cinematics.
While it may seem like an unusual partnership, Square Enix is apparently very proud to be working on the Deus Ex
franchise and is keen to help Eidos on other IPs that are in production - Thief 4
"The people in Tokyo are just so glad to work on it,
" said Eidos' Stephane D'Astous in a comment to Edge
. "This is the first project for them that's a non-Final Fantasy title--they even want to work on Thief 4 too.
Square Enix bought out the UK-based Eidos earlier this year after the company fell on hard times and started looking for buy-out offers. While EA and Ubisoft were other contenders for the ownership of the Deus Ex
and Tomb Raider
franchises that Eidos owns, it was Square that closed the deal in the end.
News on Deus Ex 3
itself has been slow over the past few months, with a 2009 release date silently sliding out of sight while Eidos continues to work on the title. It has been confirmed that the game is a cyberpunk prequel to the first game though and Eidos has previously hinted that it might not be getting a console release
due to the complexity of the game.
The original Deus Ex
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