Back in January, Eurogamer reported that the Deus Ex series had been "placed on hiatus" due to the poor sales of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and the fact that the majority of Deux Ex studio Eidos Montreal was busy working on the new Tomb Raider game and The Avengers title. While many speculated that this meant the end of the franchise, Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda has recently told GamesIndustry that these reports were premature and that Deus Ex represents a very important franchise to Square Enix.
We have never said anything about discontinuing that title but for some reason that's the rumour out on the market. What I can say is Eidos Montreal has always developed Deus Ex, and the issue is we do not have limitless resources. We have several big titles that we work with and that's partly a factor in what our line-up looks like. Of course, it would be ideal if we could work on all of them all of the time, but the fact of the matter is some titles have to wait their turn. The reason there isn't a Deus Ex right now is just a product of our development line-up because there are other titles we are working on.
Matsuda went on to add that Deus Ex is also a "very important franchise" for Square Enix, and stated that the company is already internally discussing and exploring what they want do with the next instalment of it.
With Matsuna's statement, Deus Ex fans can rest easy as the franchise still has a lot to offer. However, taking in consideration the fact that Eidos Montreal is busy with other projects, it's more than likely that it will be quite a while before we get any information on the next title.