Embracer Cancels Deus Ex Game, Lays Off Staff at Eidos Montreal

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Embracer Group Cancels New Deus Ex Game, Lays Off Eidos Montreal Staff

According to a report from Bloomberg, Embracer Group has officially canceled the development of a new Deus Ex game that had been in progress for approximately two years. Additionally, the company announced layoffs at Eidos Montreal, though the precise number of affected employees and roles have not yet been confirmed.

Deus Ex Series and Its Fans

The Deus Ex series, which first launched decades ago, is a classic dystopian RPG. Despite the passage of time, there remains a dedicated fanbase for the franchise. The most recent title in the series, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, was released in 2016 and maintains ‘Very Positive’ ratings on Steam.

Impact of Cancelling New Deus Ex Game

Cancelling the new Deus Ex game marks a bold move for Embracer, especially given the amount of work already put into the project by creatives. Unfortunately, the future of the Deus Ex series is now uncertain.

Embracer Group’s Series of Layoffs

The layoffs at Eidos Montreal are not the first for Embracer Group. In June 2023, the company announced a series of reductions affecting multiple studios. Since then, there have been layoffs at both Dambuster Studios and Crystal Dynamics. The latest wave of layoffs occurred just before the holidays, leaving a significant number of employees impacted in 2023.

Industry-Wide Layoffs

Embracer Group’s layoffs are not an isolated incident. Microsoft also recently announced plans to implement “a sustainable cost structure,” which is expected to result in job losses.

Embracer Group’s Controversial Reputation

Despite the widespread layoffs, Embracer Group has become a divisive force in the gaming industry. It remains to be seen whether this trend will continue into 2024.

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