[UPDATE] Trademark application covers games and feature films, among other things; domain name registration indicates trademark is for feature film.
[UPDATE] Following the publication of this story, Superannuation dug up domain name registrations that indicate Deus Ex: Human Defiance is the title of the upcoming Deus Ex movie from CBS Films, a division of GameSpot parent company CBS.
The original story follows below
Square Enix has filed a trademark application for Deus Ex: Human Defiance, suggesting the publisher is working on a new entry in the franchise.
It is not clear if the trademark relates to a new game or something else entirely, as the legal document covers both games and feature films, among other things.
Square Enix has not announced a follow-up to 2011's Deus Ex: Human Revolution, though the company is working with CBS Films on a Deus Ex motion picture.
Helmed by The Exorcism of Emily Rose director Scott Derrickson, the film was announced in July and currently has no title. CBS Films is collaborating with Square Enix and developer Eidos Montreal on the project.
For more on the latest Deus Ex title, check out GameSpot's review of Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
Disclosure: CBS Films is a division of CBS Corporation, which is GameSpot's parent company.
if you quit with that "passive takedowns earn higher XP" business (which, given the context of the story, made no sense to me), I'll be interested.
@TheGreyArea The original Deus Ex didn't even give you XP for killing/incapacitating enemies, so that mechanic in itself doesn't make sense. Nerdy objections aside, I'm really looking forward to play Deus Ex:HR and any possible sequels, if they're good enough.
I'd probably get this game if it was in 3rd person, seen it on sale on steam for 4.99 a few times still haven't picked it up.
I love Human Revolution so much, It's definitely one of my favourite games I've played recently. I'm excited for a sequel, but I just hope they either take out the boss fights or re-work them so it's possible to sneak by/silently take down the bosses. Although it's a small thing, I could also do without the static horizon in the elevator that doesn't change in perspective as you move up.
Imagine if Keanu Reaves was cast as Adam Jenson, and Al Pacino was cast as David Sarif. Director could be Christopher Nolan. It would be epic.
@JukedSolid The only problem I see with Keanu as Jensen is that he's already played a hugely prominent cyberpunk role (Neo) and directors tend not to risk this kind of sketch 4th law business
I would be absolutely ecstatic if they're really going to make a new Deus Ex game. The original Deus Ex from 2000 is still my favorite game of all-time and I completely enjoyed HR. Invisible War was really good too in my opinion, even though I know alot of people didn't like it. As for this possible new entry what I'd like to know is where it'll fit in the DX timeline. Right after Human Revolution? After Invisible War? Can't wait to find out. This would be fantastic. They nailed it with HR. Best game of 2011.
now that i remembered and make me wonder... deus ex hr bg place setting its kinda looked like midgard of FFVII..... coincidence :) ?
I liken Deus Ex Human Revolution to being what Metal Gear would be if made by Americans. Both franchises are top notch and I'd be stoke for another entry in teh Deus Ex pantheon.
the Deus ex series is right up there with the Metal Gear, FarCry, Hitman, and the Yakuza in my top 5 personal favorite game series of all time :D of course I hope to see a sequel game or a even a movie (as long as Uwe Boll isnt touching it it'll be fine)
Hope they bring another Deus Ex game out/ Running on the new luminous engine would look incredible, with the Deus art style. If the oculus rift can get involved, I will become. a cyborg LOl.
I keep thinking that Jim Caviezel would be great for the lead role in a film wearing that costume :D
I think another game set in a timeline before the first Deus Ex game would be great. There's enough of a timeline gap to explore between HR and DE1.
This was one if my fav games i played this gen and never heard of before. I ended up loving 2 and got 1 and it was even better. 2 is still great a game, and I admit j was disappointed by the anti climatic ending.
I'd prefer that the fancy CGI trailers are in the game and not just the promo material. The CGI clips in the game were noticeably inferior to the Square Enix trailers and so it would have been better to use the in game graphics.
@lexluis which ending?
I can't wait for the next Deus Ex Trailers. I mean, the game(HR) is good but the trailers are awesome, especially the Extended/Director's Cut, it really impressed me - Adam's voice, the music, the atmosphere...damn man...just epic. It is one of the best trailers ever made, is still giving me chills! If you wanna see it again ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIPrVB12CK4
@super_gameru Yea this trailer amazed me too. I played it over and over again before i played the actual game
@super_gameru LOL wow.. should NOT have watched this trailer while drunk! It's so promising! I've played the game, and its really fucking good. But the trailer goes two steps beyond. Still, play. this. game. If you haven't already.
Best game, counting close to 2013-february. Skyrim was close, this game is qualitatively better (except the ending lol)
If you make another DE game... make the ending like the original, Panchea and having three buttons put in front of you is so overly dumbed down I wanted to smack those guys at eidos montreal in the face. The last level and how you got the endings of the first one was phenomenal, each ending had it's own 30 minutes of gameplay to get that ending... so to go from that to having three buttons put in front of you, really really really felt condescending and like the devs didn't care at all.
And a final level where I actually get to USE my badass weapons i''ve been collecting throughout the game, Panchea again, if you had about 6 gas grenades and the aug that lets you fall without damage, you don't need anything else. What a waste of a level Panchea was.... Area 51 really was the best final level I think I've ever played. They did the opposite of System Shock 2, which had to rush the final level, they really made a fantastic final level with the original DE.
Oh and don't outsource the boss battles. Period. Remember in the first one, with the kill phrases, those boss battles were awesome b/c you could defeat them with your mind and your mind alone.
@maddog123 Agree completely... I would say the first is as good or maybe even better than the other 2 combined... Of course I've been playing the original and modding it for a long time now. :)
@WCK619 Just as long as it doesn't end up going down the same route as Assassin's Creed with lots of .2, .3, .4 etc. games being made.
You know there has been Deus Ex 1 and Invisible War already right? Human Revolution is the third installment of the franchise.
When developers make a Deus game, they must show respect, so you can't really go wrong with a new Deus Ex title. Invisible War was the odd ball. It won't happen again.
In Eidos Montreal, I trust!
@Elann2008 You forgot Project Snowblind.
@Elann2008 Erm, yeah. The original is cemented as one of my all time favourites.
What I meant was... It's becoming more and more common these days for publishers to capitalise on a successful title by putting out more and more related titles with shorter and shorter production times. I'd hate for Deus Ex to suffer that fate. And as Human Revolution is itself a prequel it could be very damaging to the overall narrative if devs realised the difficulty of fitting in more games between HR and the original and instead started making prequels to the prequel or little mini additions to Jensen's story that don't really fit in. Which is what games like AC: Brotherhood and Revelations were in my opinion. That's what I meant by .2 and .3 games.
What? Sequel? I'd love it. Human Revolution is the game that got me into stealth, after all, and the examination of cybernetic ethics made it one of the few truly mature games I've ever played.
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