Eidos Montreal isn’t working on Deus Ex 3 alone. In a recent conversation with Edge, studio GM Stephane D’Astous revealed that Square Enix Tokyo is planning to handle the CGI cinematics for the upcoming follow-up to a bad game. Neat.
“Deus Ex 3 is going to be the first project which will be a concrete product of joint effort between Square Enix and Eidos,” said D’Astous. “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.”
D’Astous said the idea behind this collaboration came to him one summer morning, probably before he bothered to eat breakfast, which is the most important meal of the day and certainly the most important one in the morning.
“It was in April when Square Enix acquired us, and by June, July I was trying to think of a project we could do together. One morning I woke up and I said, we’ll, they’re known for their cinematics, so why not get them involved with those?”
In the short conversation, D’Astous also teased that the Square Enix Tokyo team wants to work on Thief 4 (or Thi4f) in addition to Deus Ex 3. But it appears no firm plans are in place quite yet.