A few months ago, Japanese publishing powerhouse Square Enix and current Deus Ex publisher Edios got hitched, which meant that – along with becoming a shoe-in for “Least Expected Buyout of the Year” award (Sorry, id and Bethesda. Maybe next year!) – the two would presumably toss something in the oven with both their names on it. That thing, as it turns out, is Deus Ex 3.
"Deus Ex 3 is going to be the first project which will be a concrete product of joint effort between Square Enix and Eidos. The cinematics—by which I mean any CGI pre-rendered cinematics — are going to be done in Tokyo by Square Enix, and that's going to be amazing,” Edios Montreal general manager Stephane D'Astous told Edge.
"We already have some pre-visualisations," D'Astous added. "The people in Tokyo are just so glad to work on it; this is the first project for them that's a non-Final Fantasy title— they even want to work on Thief 4 too, so everyone is really excited."
Thief 4, huh? Just remember, Square Enix, ostentatious spiky hair and sumo-sized swords may cut the mustard for JRPG heroes, but Garrett’s a bit subtler than that. He works in the shadows, deals in darkness, and wouldn’t be caught dead riding a bright yellow, constantly squawking Chocobo. He would, however, be killed shortly after. Point is, just let Eidos stick to what its good at and… oh, you’ve already renamed it Square Enix Europe? Hoo boy.