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Embracer Group Shocks Fans by Cancelling Next Deus Ex Game

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Published: January 30, 2024 at 10:49 AM GMT

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The Embracer Group cancels an upcoming Deus Ex game. I also discuss the next Metro game, and Planet Zoo will be releasing on console.

Planet Zoo Console Release: A New Horizon for Simulation Fans

Planet Zoo will be releasing on the 26th of March, 2024. The acclaimed simulation game is expanding its horizons by stepping into the console realm, specifically launching on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. This transition marks a significant milestone for simulation enthusiasts who prefer console gaming. Aiding new players in this journey, I have crafted a definitive tutorial guide on Planet Zoo (Mithrie - Gaming Guides), aiming to enrich your gaming experience from the get-go.


This guide offers a comprehensive walkthrough to help newcomers navigate the complexities of zoo management. Coupled with the excitement expressed on PlanetZooGame's official Twitter page, this release is poised to be a monumental event for both seasoned and aspiring zoo architects.

Metro Awakening: Rumors and Anticipation

The next Metro game's title has potentially been leaked, stirring anticipation and speculation within the gaming community. Named 'Metro Awakening,' this title is rumored to be announced soon, with speculations hinting at a possible VR adaptation. The details surrounding the game, including its gameplay format, whether it will support single-player or multiplayer modes, remain shrouded in mystery.


As with all speculative news, it's wise to approach this with a degree of skepticism. The source of this leak, reported by Early Game, emphasizes the uncertainty and the thrilling, yet unconfirmed, nature of this development. For fans of the Metro series, this news serves as a tantalizing glimpse into what could be the next chapter of this immersive post-apocalyptic saga.

The Industry's Shifting Sands: Embracer Group's Decisions

Eidos Montreal, under the umbrella of the Embracer Group, has recently announced 97 layoffs, casting a shadow over the gaming industry. This decision has led to the unfortunate cancellation of an upcoming Deus Ex game, a title that many had eagerly anticipated. The surviving members of the development team are now redirecting their efforts towards an entirely new franchise, indicating a significant strategic pivot within the studio.


The news, as reported by both Bloomberg and Kotaku, reflects a broader trend of layoffs across the gaming industry, with over 6,000 layoffs announced in the early months of 2024 alone. This wave of layoffs underscores the volatile nature of the gaming industry, highlighting the challenges faced by studios in navigating the intricate balance between creativity, market demands, and financial sustainability.

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