Per Game Informer, Eidos Montreal has confirmed that the company is developing the next installment of the Deus Ex video game franchise. The latest installment, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, is currently in development for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC. The game will be a direct sequel to Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and it will once again feature Adam Jensen returning as the protagonist.
The new story for Deus Ex Mankind Divided is set in 2029, two years after the events of Human Revolution. Jensen joins up with an Interpol-funded task force and charged with hunting down and capturing cybernetically augmented terrorists. The world now hates and fears transhumans. Jensen will have a new group of augmentations that allow him new ways to utilize stealth and combat. The choice of how Jensen opts to solve every problem is up to the player.
The plot will reportedly address the ending from Human Revolution, where the Illuminati caused every transhuman to go into a fight-or-flight response and attack anyone near them. The event has caused humanity to hate and fear anyone with augmentations. Some of Jensen’s abilities include the remote hack of electronic objects, firing off his nano blade from a distance and surrounding himself with a nigh indestructible nanoshield. More information for the game’s release will be revealed in the next issue of Game Informer.
Deus Ex Mankind Divided has not yet been given a release date.