Deus Ex: The Fall Emerges As A Mobile Title

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Deus Ex: The Fall Emerges As A Mobile Title

We finally know what Deus Ex: The Fall is, but sadly the reality of this new game is probably not as exciting as you'd hope.

For months we've been following Deus Ex: The Fall. Developer Eidos Montreal and publisher Square Enix have been endlessly coy about the game, dropping minor hints here and there without ever giving a clear view of what The Fall might be. That all changed this morning with the revelation that Deus Ex: The Fall will be exclusive to mobile devices.

Beyond that lowlight however, the game sounds interesting. It's described as a full-fledged new entry in the Deus Ex franchise, and the official synopsis makes it seem as if The Fall will fit in nicely among its predecessors. Have a look:

Deus Ex: The Fall is set in 2027- a golden era for science, technology and human augmentation, but also a time of great social divide and global conspiracy. Powerful corporations have seized control from governments and command the drug supply needed by augmented humans to survive. In this chaos Ben Saxon, a former British SAS Mercenary who underwent physical augmentation, is desperate for the truth behind the drug conspiracy. Betrayed by his private military employers, the Tyrants, not only is his own life at risk, but for all augmented humans, time is running out...

For more, hit "play" on that clip embedded at top-right. It's a developer-led walkthrough of sorts.

Despite the new protagonist (which is actually commonplace for Deus Ex), The Fall sounds like a legitimate addition to the Deus Ex franchise. Shady organizations, augmented soldiers, futuristic ennui; it's all there.

Obviously the biggest strike against the game is that it's not an Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 or next-generation sequel to Deus Ex: Human Revolution, but honestly I'm willing to forgive that flaw if it can live up to the high standards set by earlier Deus Ex titles. I'm as pessimistic about mobile games as anyone who's played more than three of them, but I want to believe that The Fall could be a good game. I don't think I could take the disappointment of another Invisible War.

Expect Deus Ex: The Fall to debut on Android and iOS devices at some as yet undetermined time later this summer. The Fall is slated to be an episodic title, so this first entry is going to set you back a mere $7, with an also undetermined number of additions following soon after. We'll bring you more details on Deus Ex: The Fall as they emerge.

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Earnest Cavalli:
I'm as pessimistic about mobile games as anyone who's played more than three of them, but I want to believe that The Fall could be a good game.

Just out of interest, are you saying you're pessimistic about a mobile version of Deus Ex, or mobile games in general?

As someone who has played more than three mobile games, I'm far from pessimistic about the format as a whole. I barely game on anything else these days.

That copy of Deus Ex: Invisible War I got on the day of its release doesn't look so bad anymore.
I guess they decided to alienate the fan base as much as possible. First the WiiU exclusive fixed version of the game, and now this.

Edit: bah, alright stop quoting me already. I just watched the video and they stated Ipad. I jumped the gun. Now let me be.

dragongit:
I can't wait to play this on my Android! Oh wait it's not coming out for the Droid? I need to by a 200 dollar tablet with a 300 dollar apple logo carved in the back in order to play it? No thank you.

What are you, a member of the Console Front? :P

dragongit:
I can't wait to play this on my Android! Oh wait it's not coming out for the Droid? I need to by a 200 dollar tablet with a 300 dollar apple logo carved in the back in order to play it? No thank you.

*ahem*
"Expect Deus Ex: The Fall to debut on Android and iOS devices"
Please read the artical in future.
More Deus Ex? Yes please *holds out empty plate*

dragongit:
I can't wait to play this on my Android! Oh wait it's not coming out for the Droid? I need to by a 200 dollar tablet with a 300 dollar apple logo carved in the back in order to play it? No thank you.

It is coming to Android.

Then again I'm not going to buy it, mobile gaming for me is a time waster I do on the toilet or waiting in line.

A deep and engaging game doesn't fit the profile.

After hyping this up for months, this is complete bullshit.

Hype gets fans all excited, and releasing a dumbed-down version on mobile platforms is a problem. The YouTube comments, their Facebook, and the Twitter account all announcing this game are getting trashed all over the place. Nothing is positive.

Had they cone the route of the mobile Halo game and announced it as a non-core title outright, it would not have annoyed people as much.

Welp, time to deflate the hype balloon for this game. Shame, I was really hoping it'd be a next-gen Deus Ex, or even a smaller downloadable title
Interesting to see that Ben Saxon make a comeback, he was the protagonist in the Deus Ex novel Icarus Effect

Oh... Piss... OFF!
...sigh... I still hope there will be another one soon. But... I wanted it noooooow T_T

Just... just go away Eidos. Nobody asked for this.

First Thief. Now you turn Deus Ex into a tablet shooter? Because guess what, with a tablet you have menus within menus within menus so say goodbye to actually good stealth. You will be lucky if you can walk from A to B without the character doing something you didn't order them to.

Not to mention that you seem to have fixed very little with the cut-scenes still looking like shit and the takedowns STILL being canned animations (why?). If you want to rip of Syndicate you could have at least made it a tactical game. Evil corporations! Yeah why don't you throw in an evil computer that wants to nuke the world to! Let's make the originality circle complete!

The Square Enix virus has already gotten to your brain hasn't it.

*Get's shotgun"

Guess it's time, Eidos I want to show you something behind the shed.

Well fuck that for a joke. It's all very well that they're trying to make a proper game for mobile devices, but there's only so much you can do without a controller.

I hope the name won't be so appropriate that we don't get to see another real game afterwards.

Dear Edios; GO fuck yourself!

-Everyone who made your games popular

Seriously, fuck mobile, give us another Deus Ex game for REAL platforms, not some mobile bullshit.

If they make a version for the PSVita, I'll be excited. But until then, expect a cold reception. There's only so much you can do with no buttons, and a game as complex as Deus Ex will likely fall flat with none. Mass Effect, Dead Space, Mirror's Edge, and various ubisoft/gameloft titles all had a lot of control issues when lacking buttons, and with this I see the same happening.

dragongit:
I can't wait to play this on my Android! Oh wait it's not coming out for the Droid? I need to by a 200 dollar tablet with a 300 dollar apple logo carved in the back in order to play it? No thank you.

Damn it. I had the same reaction when I read your post. I thought it was coming to android so I thought "Oh, we could see this on the Ouya with an actual controller" and "I might be able to play this when I get a new phone". I don't normally have anything against Apple but screw that

RicoADF:

dragongit:
I can't wait to play this on my Android! Oh wait it's not coming out for the Droid? I need to by a 200 dollar tablet with a 300 dollar apple logo carved in the back in order to play it? No thank you.

*ahem*
"Expect Deus Ex: The Fall to debut on Android and iOS devices"
Please read the artical in future.
More Deus Ex? Yes please *holds out empty plate*

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dragongit:
I can't wait to play this on my Android! Oh wait it's not coming out for the Droid? I need to by a 200 dollar tablet with a 300 dollar apple logo carved in the back in order to play it? No thank you.

It is coming to Android.

Then again I'm not going to buy it, mobile gaming for me is a time waster I do on the toilet or waiting in line.

A deep and engaging game doesn't fit the profile.

No it won't. Watch the video. In the beginning they say "comming to iphone and ipad" and the at the end it says the same thing. No mention of an Android release

I don't much mind there being a Deus Ex game for tablets. It's not like it's going to stop there being a real sequel.

No, what really rustles my jimmies is how they hyped this piece of shit up. You didn't see EA hyping up that Mass Effect iphone game to the fans like it was going to be a proper game.

If you put out a sneaky trailer like that, it better be related to a real game. Not some piece of crap for tablets.

Related: The fan reception of the teaser trailer, and then the announcement trailer where the game is revealed to be for tablets:

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I honestly would've preferred that April fools joke game over this.

Welp, that's another company shooting themselves right in the foot and completely alienating everyone that made the series what it is. If a deus ex game isn't on PC then you're doing it wrong.

Not even coming out for 'droid? Now that's just insulting. I don't want to buy an iPad, it has half the functionality at twice the price.

That just killed any anticipation I had, oh well. I'll have to wait for the Cyberpunk game been made by the guys who did the Withcher series.

I have no idea what what Eidos was thinking, who knows it could be a companion to a larger game installment. There may be clues in the game leading to the next large one? Please...

The only thing that's falling is my expectations.

Dammit, the story of the augmented being discriminated against before the events of the first Deus Ex would have been perfect.

BOOOOOOO! BOOOOOOO! Get off the stage!

Deus Ex: The Fall is set in 2027- a golden era for science, technology and human augmentation, but also a time of great social divide and global conspiracy. Powerful corporations have seized control from governments and command the drug supply needed by augmented humans to survive. In this chaos Ben Saxon, a former British SAS Mercenary who underwent physical augmentation, is desperate for the truth behind the drug conspiracy. Betrayed by his private military employers, the Tyrants, not only is his own life at risk, but for all augmented humans, time is running out...

Note: Bolded part of this quote is half the plot of the Deus Ex novel Icarus Effect. So not only is this a mobile game, it's a possibility it's a retread of existing story...

...That was disappointing, as I don't have an IDevice. Regardless, I can't imagine that this game would be outright bad. Eidos Montreal made a good Deus Ex game and I'm sure they can do it again.

Yeeaaahhh....
Can we have that retro style one back?
I actually thought that would be pretty cool.

Am I seriously the only person who was thinking "Awesome, a modern action game that looks well adapted to the iPad that -isn't- Dead Space mobile! for once. Sure I might not have an iPad but it's still a stride further for unified games!" when they read about this. I mean it, it looks awesome to me regardless.

Well, the only update I've received from this story is that it's on Android in addition to crApple.
Still changes nothing for me since I don't own any Android or crApple products.

But I am just going to speculate that Squeenix mandated it on mobile because they'd rather drink bleach by the gallon than release a game on PC as a primary platform (instead of a port).

I speculate this because the current consoles are at the end of their cycle and lacking the certainty of a solid new platform to begin development on, they just dodged the remaining primary market (PC) entirely and went to mobile for a quick buck.

Huh.. mobile.

Well that completely burst my interest bubble. Maybe next time there will be a full fledged game.

Eh, I reserve my criticism for the results. If they succeed, all the better.

Well this is completely disappointing.

I don't even can comprehend why they are doing this. I mean, mobiles really?

Oh god, what shit. Here I thought we could get a follow up to a fantastic game and we are stuck with a shitty mobile version of a game. Listen, everyone can say what they want about the future of Mobile gaming. I'm all for good mobile titles, but in order for that to happen, making games using really lousy touch screen controls has to stop. I can't wait to die because of shitty controls in that game. No thanks. It's not going to be worth 7 cents, let alone $7.

kael013:

Deus Ex: The Fall is set in 2027- a golden era for science, technology and human augmentation, but also a time of great social divide and global conspiracy. Powerful corporations have seized control from governments and command the drug supply needed by augmented humans to survive. In this chaos Ben Saxon, a former British SAS Mercenary who underwent physical augmentation, is desperate for the truth behind the drug conspiracy. Betrayed by his private military employers, the Tyrants, not only is his own life at risk, but for all augmented humans, time is running out...

Note: Bolded part of this quote is half the plot of the Deus Ex novel Icarus Effect. So not only is this a mobile game, it's a possibility it's a retread of existing story...

And here i thought i was the only one who noticed. at the very least they aren't re-using a story for a full PC release Deus Ex game.

mazrigar:

kael013:

Deus Ex: The Fall is set in 2027- a golden era for science, technology and human augmentation, but also a time of great social divide and global conspiracy. Powerful corporations have seized control from governments and command the drug supply needed by augmented humans to survive. In this chaos Ben Saxon, a former British SAS Mercenary who underwent physical augmentation, is desperate for the truth behind the drug conspiracy. Betrayed by his private military employers, the Tyrants, not only is his own life at risk, but for all augmented humans, time is running out...

Note: Bolded part of this quote is half the plot of the Deus Ex novel Icarus Effect. So not only is this a mobile game, it's a possibility it's a retread of existing story...

And here i thought i was the only one who noticed. at the very least they aren't re-using a story for a full PC release Deus Ex game.

The game is supposed to pick up from where the book left off.

As to the actual game, I get what they're trying to do but I don't think they should have just basically copied DE:HR and essentially shrink it down for mobile platforms. I mean, Kudos for them for making it look (from the video) good and I wouldn't have imagined it possible a few years ago but they still haven't solved the control issue. Putting touch controls with essentially PC/Console games had been proven time and again that it doesn't work. I respect that they're putting an entirely new story but they should've made something that actually suit the platform they're working with.

Ah, i didn't realize it was a continuation, that could be kind of interesting. just a shame its on mobile devices which doesn't really suit games like this very well since there are no physical controls, and i find the virtual stuff to be imprecise as all hell.

If my experience with Dead Space, Mass Effect, and Modern Combat are anything to go by, it's really fucking difficult to play "real" games using the touchscreen. We'll see if they have a demo or a "free" version with the first level or something, I'm not going to pretend it doesn't exist.

Aaand there goes my interest in that title. That's disappointing.

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