System Shock, Deus Ex Dev Makes New IP

Deus Ex and the creator of System Shock Warren Spector is working on a brand new IP, OtherSide Entertainment has confirmed. In a press release, the developer described the project as an “immersive simulation based on a completely new intellectual property”. No further details have been released, and OtherSide has not said which platforms the game is in development for and when it is slated for release.

Expect another immersive world like Deus Ex

“It feels great to be working with a talented team on a new title and new IP,” Spector said in a statement. “Fans of my work already know what to expect: an immersive world and a compelling story that players can directly influence through their choices and playstyles. We are still in the early stages and look forward to sharing more information soon!”

A year ago, Spector said he wouldn’t feel comfortable making Deus Ex in today’s world, as the game’s plot touches on topics central to modern conspiracies. Deus Ex covers a variety of topics, including vaccinations, and Spector said he wouldn’t want to feed any wild theories today. “The conspiracy theories we wrote about are now part of the real world,” Spector noted. “I don’t want to support that.” He added that he was surprised and a little shocked to see “how accurate our view of the world ended up being.”

Opinion: A new game along the lines of Deus Ex, please

Zamena writes… It’s a shame that Spector doesn’t feel comfortable making a plot similar to Deus Ex anymore. I’m not a big fan of sims, but I have a weakness for immersive worlds with complex futuristic stories akin to Deus Ex. However, I don’t blame Spector for not wanting conspiracy theorists to have a field day with his fictional ideas. Still, I’m looking forward to his next project. And if anyone from Square Enix reads this, give the green light to a new Deus Ex, out of love for all things sacred.

In other news, Returnal has earned eight BAFTA nominations and it doesn’t look like Quantic Dream’s Star Wars is doing too well right now.