Eidos Interactive has just opened a new games development studio in Montreal with the construction of Deus Ex 3 being one of its top priorities, reports GamesIndustry.biz. The RPG-action game's last outing was in 2003 with Deus Ex: Invisible War on the Xbox and PC.
"This is a very exciting day for Eidos," said Eidos Managing Director of Studios Rob Murphy. "Deus Ex is one of our finest franchises, often cited as one of the best PC games of all time. By developing this game at our new cutting-edge Montreal studio we have the opportunity to really push the boundaries of expectation for Deus Ex 3."
"We are thrilled to be working on such a prestigious franchise as Deus Ex in Montreal, which has a well-known reputation as a hotbed for experienced, talented developers," added Stephane D'Astous, Eidos Montreal General Manager. "Our new studio enables us to work with a passionate and talented group of people and helps strengthen our position as industry leaders."
Eidos' new Montreal studio hopes to employ up to 100 new staff by the end of 2007 and fill another 250 positions by 2009.
The publisher has not yet announced what platforms Deus Ex 3 will be available on.