Deus Ex actor Elias Toufexis has denied working on a sequel to 2016’s Mankind Divided after rumours circulated as a result of a misinterpreted tweet.
Toufexis posted on June 1 that he’s been voicing a character “in this huge AAA game for a few years”, causing speculation that he was talking about a fifth mainline Deus Ex game. Toufexis’ best known role is as Adam Jensen, the protagonist of Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. The latter game ended on a cliffhanger fans have been hoping will be resolved for many years.
This tied in with Embracer Group’s recent comments (the new owner of the Deus Ex franchise) that it sees “great potential” in sequels, remakes, and spin-offs of Deus Ex, but Toufexis has now put these rumours to bed.
I tweet about anything in gaming and then articles come out saying I’ve confirmed Deus Ex. Guys, I’ve done something like 30 games since Deus Ex. I’m on a couple right now that are even bigger than Deus Ex.Don’t worry, I will let you know when I know anything. pic.twitter.com/hLC36nWp4t— Elias Toufexis (@EliasToufexis) June 2, 2022
“I tweet about anything in gaming and then articles come out saying I’ve confirmed Deus Ex,” he said. “Guys, I’ve done something like 30 games since Deus Ex. I’m on a couple right now that are even bigger than Deus Ex. Don’t worry, I will let you know when I know anything.”
While the Deus Ex franchise began in 2000 (with a sequel released in 2003), the series was revamped in 2011 with Human Revolution. The series was reportedly put on hold after the latter failed to meet sales expectations (despite being very well received) and developer Eidos-Montréal later helped Crystal Dynamics with Shadow of the Tomb Raider before creating last year’s Guardians of the Galaxy game.
It’s currently unknown what Eidos-Montréal is working on next, but as mentioned previously, its new owner Embracer Group is seemingly eager to revisit Deus Ex. Based on Toufexis’ comments, he’s heard nothing yet, but we can hope.
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.