- Has Elias Toufexis, the actor who plays Adam Jensen in Deus Ex, been asked to reprise his role in any new game?
- Is there a possibility that Eidos Montreal intends to continue Adam Jensen’s story with Elias Toufexis reprising the role?
- Are there any indications that Eidos Montreal decided to go in a new direction with a new protagonist for the next Deus Ex game?
- Has the new Deus Ex game, mentioned by Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier, been canceled entirely?
Elias Toufexis, the actor portraying Adam Jensen in Deus Ex, revealed on Twitter that he has not received any requests to return for his role. He responded to the query when asked about his involvement in a new game within the series.
“Yeah, as happy as I am to be busy, I wish I was even more busy on a new Deus Ex. I am not under any NDA for Deus Ex because no one has called me about it. Truly.”
Fans of the series were left disappointed by Toufexis’ tweet, as it reminded them of the unfinished storyline from the previous game, Mankind Divided, which ended on a cliffhanger.
Yeah, as happy as I am to be busy, I wish I was even more busy on a new Deus Ex.— 𝕖𝕝𝕚𝕒𝕤 𝕥𝕠𝕦𝕗𝕖𝕩𝕚𝕤 🖖 (@EliasToufexis) July 8, 2023
I am not under any NDA for Deus Ex because no one has called me about it. Truly. https://t.co/eup2dSst1r
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided wasn’t as lucrative as Eidos Montreal wanted it to be
In November, Jason Schreier of Bloomberg tweeted about the development of a new Deus Ex game at Eidos Montreal, although it was still in its early stages.
Embracer Group faced challenges when it acquired Eidos Montreal in May of the previous year as part of its purchase of Square Enix’s western studios and related intellectual properties for a mere $300 million. The acquisition, expected to be completed by September of this year, means that Embracer now owns Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montreal, and Square Enix Montreal, as well as iconic game franchises such as Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Thief, and Legacy of Kain.
Eidos Montreal may intend to continue Adam Jensen’s story with Elias Toufexis reprising the role, but they have not progressed far enough in the project to reach a deal.
Eidos Montreal may have taken a new direction by introducing a new protagonist. Alternatively, the new Deus Ex game may have been canceled altogether.
Recently, Embracer made announcements regarding studio closures, game cancellations, and staff layoffs following the failure of a $2 billion contract deal.
In an open letter addressed to the company’s 17,000 employees, CEO Lars Wingefors stated that Embracer would reduce spending across various areas, decrease third-party publishing, and prioritize internal intellectual properties while seeking external funding for large-budget games.
Will Embracer invest in a new Deus Ex game after acquiring the Eidos Montreal?
Embracer, a massive games-holding company, has acquired various developers, publishers, and properties over the past decade. Its portfolio includes THQ Nordic, Plaion, Saber Interactive, Gearbox, Middle-earth Enterprises, Dark Horse Media, Coffee Stain, Crystal Dynamics, Eidos-Montreal, Asmodee, Amplifier, Deep Silver, and many others.
Upcoming releases from Embracer’s game lineup within the next year include Remnant 2, Warhammer 40,000 Space Marine 2, Payday 3, Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbocharged, Arizona Sunshine 2, Alone in the Dark, Homeworld 3, and more.
In December, Amazon Games entered into a partnership with Crystal Dynamics, a subsidiary of Embracer, to support the development and publishing of the next mainline Tomb Raider game, which is being created using Unreal Engine 5. Crystal Dynamics confirmed that the restructuring within Embracer did not affect its Tomb Raider project and its contract work on Perfect Dark for Microsoft studio The Initiative.