For many an old school gamer, 2000's Deus Ex represented the pinnacle of video game design. It merged role-playing, first-person and stealth in a way few could, allowing for progression options that were and still are unparalleled. This was followed by a sequel in 2003 entitled Deus Ex: Invisible War, which lacked the scale and ambition of its predecessor. After that, we had to wait eight years for our next taste of the series with a prequel, Deus Ex: Human Revolution that was met with critical acclaim.
And while we were graced with a smartphone (and then PC) spin-off, Deus Ex: The Fall, it seems we won't have to wait too long for the next mainline entry into the series.
Titled Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, it's headed to PC, PlayStation 4 (PS4), and Xbox One. Its existence was confirmed by GameInformer following a elaborate teaser from series publisher Square Enix via a Twitch stream.
While it has no release date, the game has you in the role of the last game's protagonist Adam Jensen who has joined an international task force set up to hunt terrorists that have mechanical augmentations, giving them near superhuman abilities. Like its prequel, you can deal with enemies in violent, non-violent, and stealthy means.
A direct sequel to Deus Ex: Human Revolution is an odd choice considering the options players had at the end. How studio Eidos Montreal reconciles this would be a point of interest.