Deus Ex: Mechanical Apartheid?

March 30, 2014 by Samantha Lienhard - Leave a comment

Deus Ex mechanical apartheid trademark

Just two days ago, when we saw the list of upcoming Square Enix games and then learned that the company filed a trademark for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, we guessed that Mankind Divided was the “next-gen Deus Ex” mentioned on the list.

Now, however, we’ve learned that Square Enix has also filed a trademark for something called “Mechanical Apartheid.” There’s nothing in that name specifically that ties it to the Deus Ex series, but back in October, an official blog post by Eidos Montreal said a next-gen Deus Ex game was in development, and it would feature “trans-humanism segregation” and “a ‘ghetto-city’ voluntarily built in order to separate the classes.”

In other words, the next-gen Deus Ex game is about apartheid.

Add that to the prediction posted on Eurogamer a year ago that there would be a game called Deus Ex: Mechanical Apartheid, and it really seems to be a likely candidate for our next-gen title.

So, what do you think? Will we see Deus Ex: Mankind Divided or Deus Ex: Mechanical Apartheid on the PS4 and Xbox One?

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New Hitman and Deus Ex in Development

March 28, 2014 by Samantha Lienhard - Leave a comment

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Square Enix recently sent a list of release dates to Square Enix Origin, including a “TBA” section for games that are still being worked on, some of which are for the PS4 and the Xbox One.

  • Next-gen Hitman
  • Next-gen Deus-Ex
  • Next-gen Tomb Raider
  • Hitman GO (Mobile)
  • Final Fantasy Agito (Mobile)
  • Final Fantasy XV (PS4, XBOX ONE)
  • Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD Remix (PS3)
  • Kingdom Hearts III (PS4, XBOX ONE)

Of course, we’ve known about some of these titles for a while now, but the first three jumped out at us. Back in January, we were uncertain about the future of the Hitman series, but this seems to be confirmation that a next-gen Hitman game is in the works.

We didn’t even suspect that we’d be hearing news about the next Deus Ex game, so that was a welcome surprise. In fact, yesterday Square Enix registered a trademark for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. We don’t have any details beyond the title, but that could very well be our first next-gen Deus Ex game.

And finally, this list reminds us that there will be a sequel to the recent Tomb Raider reboot.

Square Enix has a lot of big names planned for the PS4 and Xbox One. What are you looking forward to the most?

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