Eidos Montreal's art director Jonathan Jacques-Belletete says that he understands why Warren Spector got so attached to the first Deus Ex.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution won't be in stores for months, but Jacques-Belletete has grown rather fond of the world of conspiracy and betrayal he's helped build. So much so, that he'd jump at the chance to make another Deus Ex game.
Human Revolution is the earliest game in the series chronologically, and shows the first faltering steps of the mechanical augmentation that was in danger of becoming obsolete by the time of the original Deus Ex. Jacques-Belletete has worked on the game since the very start of the project and said that after spending so much time creating the world and its people he would "absolutely" want to make Deus Ex 4.
He said that he had read an interview with Warren Spector - who created the first Deus Ex - near the start of the project, where Spector said that after spending so long with the characters and world that he'd made, he was interested to see what others would do with it. Jacques-Belletete said that at the time, he didn't get what Spector was saying, but that the last four years had given him a fresh perspective.
"I didn't really understand what he meant," he said. "Emotionally I didn't really know. Now I've just spent almost four years with that world we created and those characters we created, that we've lived with every day of our lives, I know exactly what it means."
Jacques-Belletete said that there was already talk of what Eidos Montreal's next project would be, but that he couldn't say anything about it other than the studio was going to be busy. Deus Ex: Human Revolution will be released for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 on February 28th.