Embracer Group has reportedly cancelled an unannounced game in the “Deus Ex” franchise in development at Eidos Montreal.

Bloomberg broke the news, indicating the project had been in development for two years. So, as a result of the cancellation, reportedly several employees will be laid off.

The company itself has since released a statement on X confirming plans to lay off almost one hundred employees. The news report claims Eidos Montreal will instead focus on an original franchise.

Embracer acquired both Eidos Montreal and Crystal Dynamics from Square Enix in 2022, bringing with them several notable gaming franchises including “Tomb Raider,” “Deus Ex” and “Thief”.

The franchise released the highly acclaimed “Deus Ex: Human Revolution” in 2011 and the less well regarded “Deus Ex: Mankind Divided” in 2016. They followed that up with 2021’s well-reviewed “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy” game.

Embracer announced back in June that it was implementing a restructuring programme that would see studios closed, layoffs and the cancellation of some projects.

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