During a London event to showcase Disney Epic Mickey
, developer Warren Spector revealed that his initial pitches to Disney were for two very different titles; hinting one -- in many ways -- may have been a spiritual successor to Deus Ex
. The other title, according to The Cut Scene
blog, was a "big fantasy" story the developer and his wife unsuccessfully pitched to DC Comics.
Prior to the announcement of a new game in the series, Spector said he had previously attempted to acquire the Deus Ex
license from publisher Eidos, but was unsuccessful. Since then, Spector's Junction Point Studios has been acquired
by Disney Interactive, revealed his latest title and hinted at more
from the Epic
While Spector says there are still stories in the Deus Ex
universe he would like to tell, the upcoming prequel
, Deus Ex 3
-- helmed by developer Eidos Montreal
-- will be the first title in the franchise without the original creator's watchful eye. "That story is not done for me," Spector said. "Deus Ex
was very much a game of the millennium." Sadly -- with another team on the project -- it appears Spector's dream of continuing the Deus Ex
conspiracy personally have indeed come to an end, for the time being.