New Commandos, Freedom Fighters, and Deus Ex titles planned

Eidos financial reports indicate sequels and spin-offs for several series are in the works.

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With games poised to become the most profitable form of media, it's little wonder news about upcoming ones now often arrives inside the publisher's financial reports. However, since mention of new titles is often buried underneath dozens of pages about earnings guidance and pre-tax losses, they don't often surface until weeks or even months after the reports are released.

However, a keen-eyed reader e-mailed tech site Slashdot about new installments in several new Eidos series. The news stemmed from a once-public, now-pulled presentation that listed a new "Deus Ex 'Action' game" on the schedule for the publisher's next financial year, which begins on June 30, 2004.

The game in question is likely Deus Ex: Clan Wars, a prospective title mentioned in another Eidos report last year. At the time, rumors swirled that Clan Wars was being developed at Crystal Dynamics as a console-only shooter with an online component. That was apparently confirmed by a post on game site Evil Avatar, allegedly made by Invisible War developer Chris Carollo. "I simply don't understand the vitriol being directed at this title," read the post. "Personally, I think an action game set in the Deus Ex universe-- incorporating some of the ideals of emergent gameplay, utilizing simulated sandbox worlds, having diverse toolsets, including multiplayer--could be totally fun."

The Eidos report also mentioned a "Commandos 'Tactical Shooter'" as planned for Eidos' FY2005. While it's possible the title could be the fourth installment in the Commandos PC strategy series, the term "Tactical Shooter" indicates that it could be a console spin-off.

Besides confirming that the next Backyard Wrestling, Championship Manager, Hitman, and Tomb Raider would arrive as expected, the report revealed that Eidos is readying two all-new games--Crash N' Burn and 25 To Life.

As of press time, Eidos had not commented on the Deus Ex and Commandos spin-offs. They also did not weigh in on the Freedom Fighters sequel, which was revealed in another presentation last month. According to that presentation, Eidos will distribute the follow-up to Io Interactive's alternate-history tactical shooter in the first half of its financial year 2006, which would mean the latter part of 2005.

Discussion

18 comments
snipez10
snipez10

bring the pain with freedom fighters i want to defend here

EnigmaWarrior
EnigmaWarrior

I'm still waiting patiently for a Freedom Fighters 2 to come out. Come on, Io Interactive. Fans want this game to happen. :p

bargasboyz
bargasboyz

MAKE THE GAME,LET IT HAPPEN AND PEOPLE WILL BUY!!!

bargasboyz
bargasboyz

I KNOW FOR A FACT IF THEY DO MAKE THE SEQUEL IT MUST BE 4 THE XBOX 360 (OBVIOUSLY)NOW JUST IMAGIN THE POSSIBILTIES THIS GAME WILL HAVE NOT ONLY FOR THE MISSIONO ON SINGLE PLAYER BUT ALSO FOR MULTIPLAYER,I OFTEN FOUND MYSELF BUYING THAT GAME OVER AND OVER,OF COURSE KEEP THE ORGINALITY OF THE GAME BUT JUST BOOST UP THE GAMEPLAY AND THIS GAME COULD AND SOULD BE ONE OF THE BEST GAMES OUT THE RELEASE OF THE GAME.I DONT KNOW WHAT ITS GONNA TAKE TO MAKE THIS GAME BUT I WOULD PERSONALY DONATE 10 MILLION TO GET THE PRODUCTION OF THIS GAME,,DONT WORRY GAMERS ITS BOUND TO BE MADE.

Hidole555
Hidole555

I really want to play Freedom Fighters 2. MAKE THE SEQUEL DAMMIT!!!

Sniperwolf24
Sniperwolf24

I am bored with freedom fighters and yet years later i can't stop thinking about it or playing it. Why am i not playing freedom fighters 2 yet? I fear that it will never come but if it does i hope it will be for the PS3 or at least the PS2 I don't even have a PS3 yet but maybe soon!!!!

andalore
andalore

Damn, We Got screwed Over :@ 2008 and Still No Freedom Fighters 2, tis a crime against nature

kurtkamalcoabin
kurtkamalcoabin

why so long to release freedom fighters 2... i can't wait to play this game....

splintert2
splintert2

Why would they not make a sequel to the game you like NEVER find in stores used or new? IT WAS AWESOME!!!!! I only got to rent it and a beat the game but never did get enough multiplayer. -Stupid other games distracting them from making FF2-

blairstheman
blairstheman

I have been patiently waiting for a sequel to freedom fighters and still am. I often go back and play original xbox just to play freedom fighters. HURRY UP FREEDOM FIGHTERS 2!!!!!!!

Ghettobob22
Ghettobob22

I could really use another Freedom Fighters...

Dominic0904
Dominic0904

they should make another freedom fighters, cause i keep going back to the first one i am never get bored of playing it, even untill now

mattxavier
mattxavier

Freedom Fighters was a fantastic game, so was Deus Ex: invisible War.

Bulldog19892
Bulldog19892

I worship the Freedom Fighters as well as Deus Ex. This 'action game set in the Deus Ex universe' better be as good as the original. Invisible War sucked.

skine99
skine99

why isnt there a sequal to Freedom Fighters yet?

koolgg
koolgg

long live freedom fighters