Report: Deus Ex: The Fall Coming to Steam

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Report: Deus Ex: The Fall Coming to Steam

Deus Ex: The Fall, previously exclusive to Android/iOS, has appeared on the Steam database.

Deus Ex: The Fall, which was previously exclusive to Android and iOS devices, may be making its way to the PC, according to those restless souls who continually comb the Steam Database for information. Three promotional assets for Deus Ex: The Fall have been uploaded to the official Steam content servers, under the app number 258180. While far from conclusive evidence, it does point strongly towards a PC re-release of the game, as plenty of other unannounced games have been discovered in more or less the same way.

Here are the three images that were dug up:

Deus Ex: Human Revolution was a universally well-received reboot to one of the most beloved PC games of all time. Fans were shocked, especially considering the absolutely terrible Invisible War (sorry to remind you about that one), and quickly became hungry for more. So how did Eidos Montreal sate this hunger? With a tablet-exclusive follow-up, of course!

The puzzling move left many scratching their heads, and as such a vast majority of Deus Ex fans skipped the game entirely, but it now looks like we're going to be able to experience it on the PC.

The original tablet game was controlled via a touch interface, so it will be interesting to see how it will translate to the PC. Obviously, you could just map everything to the mouse, but having a proper keyboard keybinding may make the whole experience a lot better.

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I really question companies marketing sometimes with decisions like this (they are coming out with it on pc finally, but who in the hell makes a sequel exclusively for a different platform than your fanbase, especially one that usually doesn't have any interest with the other)

I'm not holding my breath on this in the slightest, but hey, if it ends up being a decent port, fuck it, might get it in a steam sale :D

Cool, I'll probably get it at some point. I hoped whoever made the original decision to make it a mobile exclusive gets slapped. And then reassigned to another division.

No actual continuation yet?
(They should redo Invisible War next- story is salvageable)
Well, this will do for now :/

Human Revolution wasn't a reboot (it's a prequel), The Fall wasn't tablet exclusive (it's available on smartphones), and Invisible War wasn't " absolutely terrible (regardless of whether or not you liked it, that's a massive exaggeration).

Other than that, hopefully they'll eventually make a sequel to The Fall, considering how ridiculously short and unsatisfying it was.

never heard of it and steam doenst show anything either. at least not yet.
if its promising enough for pc then i might consider it.

Metalrocks:
never heard of it and steam doenst show anything either. at least not yet.
if its promising enough for pc then i might consider it.

well, i think this DEUS looks promising

eh? eehhhhh?

...

i know where the exit is

Anyone thinking of getting this should get the book, thats where the character was introduced (Ex SAS & Augmented Belltower special forces operative who then worked with the merc squad Jensen took down) and covers events just before and during Human Revolution. Not the best book in the world but its solid enough for an afternoons read if you can pick it up for 3.

Shocksplicer:
The Fall wasn't tablet exclusive (it's available on smartphones)

Technological semantics. Smartphones are just small tablets.

Shocksplicer:
Human Revolution wasn't a reboot (it's a prequel)

Except they are using this as an opportunity to reboot the franchise. The original Deus Ex and Invisible War are both going to be remade.

From what I heard of the mobile game, is that it is very short. 4 hours I think it was said. I would be very interested to see how much they plan to charge for it. Any more than $10 and it will be on my "Buy during a Steam Sale" list.

I actually did purchase Deus Ex: The Fall on my Android phone last month when it released. I'm not against game series having quality spin-offs on the mobile platform. I'd rather have something with a little meat to it like The Fall than a throwaway spin-off like Mass Effect Infiltrator. That said, despite a clear effort and respectable production values, the first-person shooter just doesn't work on my little 5 inch touch screen, so much that it kept me from getting into what otherwise looked like a good game. Maybe it works better on larger tablet screens, I don't know.

As for this news: if I had actually been able to enjoy the game, I might have been upset that I could have just waited to play the game on my far superior PC, feeling like I wasted $7 on the Android version. But as it stands, repurchasing the game on PC might mean I actually get further than 15 minutes into it. So I'm...ambivalent on this news.

008Zulu:

Shocksplicer:
The Fall wasn't tablet exclusive (it's available on smartphones)

Technological semantics. Smartphones are just small tablets.

Shocksplicer:
Human Revolution wasn't a reboot (it's a prequel)

Except they are using this as an opportunity to reboot the franchise. The original Deus Ex and Invisible War are both going to be remade.

From what I heard of the mobile game, is that it is very short. 4 hours I think it was said. I would be very interested to see how much they plan to charge for it. Any more than $10 and it will be on my "Buy during a Steam Sale" list.

Still not a reboot. It's part of the original continuity, so it's not a reboot. Simple as that.

008Zulu:

Shocksplicer:
The Fall wasn't tablet exclusive (it's available on smartphones)

Technological semantics. Smartphones are just small tablets.

Shocksplicer:
Human Revolution wasn't a reboot (it's a prequel)

Except they are using this as an opportunity to reboot the franchise. The original Deus Ex and Invisible War are both going to be remade.

From what I heard of the mobile game, is that it is very short. 4 hours I think it was said. I would be very interested to see how much they plan to charge for it. Any more than $10 and it will be on my "Buy during a Steam Sale" list.

Still not a reboot. It's part of the original continuity, so it's not a reboot. Simple as that.

I've raged at first for this game being released only for tablets and what not, but I really hope that this news is actually true.

With that said..looking forward to play this one if they decide to port it to PC.

Shocksplicer:
Still not a reboot. It's part of the original continuity, so it's not a reboot. Simple as that.

(not sure why you posted that twice)

But when the next game retells the story of J.C Denton, then what?

008Zulu:

Shocksplicer:
Still not a reboot. It's part of the original continuity, so it's not a reboot. Simple as that.

(not sure why you posted that twice)

But when the next game retells the story of J.C Denton, then what?

1. I didn't post twice, The Escapist messed up.
2. It's still a prequel to the original.
3. Not sure where you've got the idea that they're remaking the original from, that's been a rumour pretty much ever since the original came out, but I've never heard anything actually official about it.

Human Revolution universally well received?
Well, i guess if you limit the universe to people who received it well.

NuclearKangaroo:

Metalrocks:
never heard of it and steam doenst show anything either. at least not yet.
if its promising enough for pc then i might consider it.

well, i think this DEUS looks promising

eh? eehhhhh?

...

i know where the exit is

ehm?? ok!
let me rephrase:
i rather wait and see how the pc port is.

nyysjan:
Human Revolution universally well received?
Well, i guess if you limit the universe to people who received it well.

You can say that about anything, in fact now you point it out it that phrase is kind of silly. How can something be Universally well received? Even if one person did not like it then this statement would be false.

Steven Bogos:
Fans were shocked, especially considering the absolutely terrible Invisible War (sorry to remind you about that one)

I'm sorry, but whilst I respect people's differing opinions on a game, surely calling Invisible War "absolutely terrible" is an exaggeration?I would assume absolutely terrible would be something along the lines of a game being completely broken, or offensive in some way, which Invisible War was neither.

As for Deus Ex The Fall, I'm definitely interested if they can port it well and charge a reasonable price for it.

This will be good news if the port is of good quality (Human Revolution was a very good port so fingers crossed). If it as short as people say it is it will be a steam sale special for me.

008Zulu:

Shocksplicer:
Still not a reboot. It's part of the original continuity, so it's not a reboot. Simple as that.

(not sure why you posted that twice)

But when the next game retells the story of J.C Denton, then what?

It's a remake. A remake doesn't restart the story in any form, it tells the same story unchanged and can be seen as replacement for the original in terms of story (not gameplay, as that may or may not be different). The remake might include some updates to the story established by other games (references, updates plotpoints, ect), but a remake is not a reboot.

Considering it roots a a tablet game how good is the story? Because i have to doubt it was very good due to the "fast food" nature of most ios/tablet/iphone games.

alj:

nyysjan:
Human Revolution universally well received?
Well, i guess if you limit the universe to people who received it well.

You can say that about anything, in fact now you point it out it that phrase is kind of silly. How can something be Universally well received? Even if one person did not like it then this statement would be false.

Which is why i never use the phrase, or at least give it qualifiers like "universally well received, among X".

Talaris:

Steven Bogos:
Fans were shocked, especially considering the absolutely terrible Invisible War (sorry to remind you about that one)

I'm sorry, but whilst I respect people's differing opinions on a game, surely calling Invisible War "absolutely terrible" is an exaggeration?I would assume absolutely terrible would be something along the lines of a game being completely broken, or offensive in some way, which Invisible War was neither.

As for Deus Ex The Fall, I'm definitely interested if they can port it well and charge a reasonable price for it.

Main problem Invisible War had, was that it was a sequel to one of, if not the, best computer games ever made (according to some (myself included)).
As games go, it was somewhere between bland and not quite good.
But it was not bad.

Darks63:
Considering it roots a a tablet game how good is the story? Because i have to doubt it was very good due to the "fast food" nature of most ios/tablet/iphone games.

Probably something they didn't give a damn about and made a proper game anyway. Not every game on tablets is a toilet game, you know?

Kinda tired of these mobile ports to PC. They are almost always not worth the trouble.

I'm waiting for the Dungeon Keeper Mobile PC port.

Ya know what, as someone who mostly uses their tablet for games (until I can afford a new PC), I kinda like this stuff happening, sure it's a little shorter than your average desktop release, but it's well developed, and it's not bad. I prefer TBS Games, but it's a good enough laugh. It's my first Deus Ex title, and I wasn't inspired to look for the others, but it was fun while it lasted.

Shocksplicer:
Not sure where you've got the idea that they're remaking the original from, that's been a rumour pretty much ever since the original came out, but I've never heard anything actually official about it.

It's a major publisher, Human Revolution got rave reviews and it made a boat load of money.

They are not going to stop at one game.

There might be one more game in the interim (though given the ending of HR, it's doubtful), but the remake of the original is right around the corner. But I suppose HR might be considered as rebooting the franchise.

Talaris:

Steven Bogos:
Fans were shocked, especially considering the absolutely terrible Invisible War (sorry to remind you about that one)

I'm sorry, but whilst I respect people's differing opinions on a game, surely calling Invisible War "absolutely terrible" is an exaggeration?I would assume absolutely terrible would be something along the lines of a game being completely broken, or offensive in some way, which Invisible War was neither.

As for Deus Ex The Fall, I'm definitely interested if they can port it well and charge a reasonable price for it.

No, DX:IW wasn't "absolutely terrible"as in broken, it's just completely forgettable and skippable with boring fighting, awfully designed levels and 4 anti climax endings.

The only good thing about the game - that you can actully make it thru mostly stealthy and non violent and the Don't kill everything-attitude - does in no way justify sinking 15hours or so into it.

Yeah, the interface might be a bit tricky. I guess it's only fair though, lord knows tablet gamers have had to deal with more than enough ports of games designed for real controllers. Making it mouse only would be basically the equivalent of the "part of your iphone screen is now virtual buttons and analog sticks" approach, so it'll be interesting to see if they expect PC gamers to settle for the kind of cop-out mobile gamers have been stuck with or if they'll put some actual effort into it. And just because this story is about Deus Ex, I'll point out that I, in fact, never asked for this.

Oh no. Not again.
After Shadowrun Returns forced its awful awful tablet-centric interface on me, I'm wary about buying anything ported from tablets by default.

I'm still waiting on a sequel to Deus Ex: Human Revolution!!! But if they put this out on Xbox Live, I would probably pick it up.

Atmos Duality:
Oh no. Not again.
After Shadowrun Returns forced its awful awful tablet-centric interface on me, I'm wary about buying anything ported from tablets by default.

Considering that there is a PC version of Deus Ex Human Revolution already out, I think it is safe to assume they just use THAT as basis for the port and use its interface instead of, you know, using a purely mouse-controlled interface to emulate the tablet screen.

I never knew Jean Reno was in a Deus Ex game. (come on, you guys didn't see it too?) While it does look like the cool thing, expanding on the Deus Ex world and all, I could never get into Human Revolution. The controls seemed too stiff or something, maybe just that I don't like 3rd person shooters. So yea, this will be a pass for me.

Bindal:

Considering that there is a PC version of Deus Ex Human Revolution already out, I think it is safe to assume they just use THAT as basis for the port and use its interface instead of, you know, using a purely mouse-controlled interface to emulate the tablet screen.

The difference is that DX:HR had a separate developer dedicated specifically to the PC version, who worked on the port as the original console version of the game was still being made. They could fix shit as it developed, and for the most part DX:HR was actually pretty well done for a PC port. (well, I didn't have any significant technical issues on launch, which was a refreshing change)

But DX: The Fall? Not at all. It was originally planned as a tablet-only spinoff and nothing more (as evidenced by Eidos-Montrreal and Squeenix reps being aversive towards or outright denying any notions about porting The Fall back when it was announced).

This "Coming to Steam!" announcement came out of nowhere, which means it's a "second-press" (post-launch) port-job.
While I'll withhold final judgment until it comes out, I am very cautious about this, becase Second-press PC ports tend to be very half-assed in this business.

008Zulu:

Shocksplicer:
Not sure where you've got the idea that they're remaking the original from, that's been a rumour pretty much ever since the original came out, but I've never heard anything actually official about it.

It's a major publisher, Human Revolution got rave reviews and it made a boat load of money.

They are not going to stop at one game.

There might be one more game in the interim (though given the ending of HR, it's doubtful), but the remake of the original is right around the corner. But I suppose HR might be considered as rebooting the franchise.

So you're really just guessing and making baseless assumptions.
Nice talking to you.

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