Eidos Montréal Boss: “Nobody Said We Give Up the Narrative Single Player Games”

Eidos Montréal head of studio clarifies that the developer behind the Deus Ex franchise isn't abandoning single player narrative games.

on December 16, 2017 3:56 PM

Recently, the official Eidos Montréal website published a rather vague vision statement by Studio Head David Anfossi, mentioning that mentioned an “added emphasis” on online experiences in the developer’s games.

“At Eidos-Montréal, we’re constantly working towards creating innovative and exciting experiences for gamers everywhere. In turn, we are placing an added emphasis on the online experiences in our games, striving to continually provide players with content that is memorable and impactful.

Through the inherent interactivity of online play, our universes will have the chance to thrive both now and into the future. To achieve this, we are building the teams and tools capable of supporting our ambitions. We hope you will join us on this journey!”

As it often happens in this kind of cases, quite a few media outlets picked that ball and ran with it, turning that “added emphasis” into something that pretty much sounded like a sole focus for the future.

Anfossi himself took to Twitter to clarify, mentioning that single player, narrative-focused games aren’t being abandoned, ad they’re what the studio likes to do.

He also mentioned that while as creatives the studio has to try new things, they won’t deny what we’ve done to build it.

Lastly, he hinted that we should “stay tuned” if we like “strong action-adventure games.”

So, if the articles got you wondering, Eidos Montréal isn’t jumping off the single-player narrative ship just yet. “Additional focus” probably just means ancillary features, which the studio isn’t new to. In any case, it’s not going to represent the studio’s entire production.

In the meanwhile, if you’re not familiar with the latest release by the house of Deus Ex, you can check out our review of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.

 /  Executive News Editor
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