Deus Ex actor Elias Toufexis has refused to make a sequel to 2016’s Mankind Divided after rumors spread due to a misinterpreted tweet.
Toufexis posted June 1 that he’s been voicing a character “in this huge AAA game for a couple of years”, sparking speculation that he’s talking about a fifth mainline Deus Ex game. Toufexis’ most famous role is as Adam Jensen, the protagonist of Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. The game then ended with a cliff fan who had been hoping to settle for years.
This ties in with recent comments by Embracer Group (new owner of the Deus Ex franchise) that it sees “huge potential” in Deus Ex sequels, remakes and spin-offsbut Toufexis has now put these rumors to bed.
I tweet about anything in the game and then articles come out saying I’ve confirmed Deus Ex. Guys, I’ve made 30 games since Deus Ex. I’m currently on a pair that’s even bigger than the Deus Ex.Don’t worry, I’ll let you know when I know anything. pic.twitter.com/hLC36nWp4t– Elias Toufexis (@EliasToufexis) June 2, 2022
“I tweet about anything in the game and then articles come out saying I’ve confirmed Deus Ex,” he said. “Guys, I’ve made 30 games since Deus Ex. Right now I’m in an even bigger pair than Deus Ex. Don’t worry, I’ll let you know when I know anything.”
While the Deus Ex franchise began in 2000 (with a sequel released in 2003), the series was enhanced in 2011 with Human Revolution. The series was was reported to have paused after Monday failed to meet sales expectations (even though it’s 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 is currently unknown what Eidos-Montréal will do next, but as mentioned before, its new owner Embracer Group seemed very eager to visit Deus Ex again. Based on Toufexis’ comments, he’s still clueless, but we can hope.
Ryan Dinsdale is a freelancer on IGN who occasionally remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale. He would talk about The Witcher all day.