Deus Ex – Human Revolution: Don’t Panic – There’s More To Come
If you are lucky enough to find yourself staring squarely at a goose that lays eggs made of a particular highly valuable commodity, eating pate should be the last thing on your mind. This appears to be the case with Square Enix’ CEO Yoichi Wada’s analysis about his company’s action adventure series, Deus Ex.
Indeed, Wada says that Deus Ex has taken its place as a core Intellectual Property asset in the company’s video game stable. Supposedly, Wada made comments to this effect during a financial briefing recently where he discussed Square Enix’ plans to establish a core group of intellectual properties, dubbed “ten IPs” that are to form core profit generation core for the company. In his alleged words, these are to make “a continuous profit contribution” to Square Enix. Wada was reported to continue on to say that “regarding yet unannounced IPs, we should certainly be able to announce 2 to 3 titles to everyone with a few years.” If you’re curious as to what other “hot properties” constitute Square Enix’ video game series pantheon, they contain quite a number of instantly recognizable names – Tomb Raider, Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, and Hitman.
The latest installment in the Deus Ex series, Deus Ex – Human Revolution, was developed by Square Enix’ Montreal development arm, Eidos Montreal. The studio is currently developing two new projects – the next installment of the Thief series and an unannounced game title. In an obvious vote of confidence for Eidos Montreal’s ability to deliver results, Square Enix has announced that it will be expanding its Montreal operations. This includes establishing a new studio and expanding Eidos Montreal’s current work force.