Eidos may have only just been bought out by Square Enix, but the company is still staying true to its core franchises. Perhaps too true in fact, as Eidos' Ian Livingstone pretty much confirmed new titles in all of the main franchises are in development.
In a chat to GamingIndians
the Eidos President confirmed that there were a number of new titles in development for Eidos, some of which we knew about and some of which we didn't.
The most exciting news for us (well, me) was that a new Hitman
game is being developed by IO Interactive, original creators of the series and the developer behind Kane and Lynch
. In fact, speaking of that troublesome
duo, a new Kane and Lynch
game is also in the works.
On top of that, Livingstone makes mention of a new Tomb Raider
game and promises that it'll help to launch the series back to previous heights. Sounds familiar...
"The next Tomb Raider, I think, will surprise a lot of people and reinvigorate the franchise. There are some remarkable things we're doing in the next Tomb Raider to make you say, "Oh Lara, I love you so much!
" [like the picture opposite? - Ed.]
Elsewhere within Eidos we know that the Montreal studio is currently working on Deus Ex 3
and that there's a secret project in development that is almost definitely going to be Thief 4
With so many quality titles getting sequels, plus Kane and Lynch
, Eidos could be the studio to keep an eye on in the future assuming development goes well. What are the chances of that? Let us know your thoughts in the forums