Deus Ex: The Fall Might Come to PC, Consoles
The Android release of Deus Ex: The Fall is right around the corner, and the developers are thinking about PC and console releases, too.
When Square Enix and N-Fusion released Deus Ex: The Fall in July, it was met with above average reviews and a respectable 4/5 star rating in the App Store. Now that the Android port of The Fall is nearly upon us, there’s a chance the parallel-prequel to 2011′s Deus Ex: Human Revolution could make an appearance on the PC and home consoles.
Pocket Gamer recently published a feature on N-Fusion, the studio working with Square Enix on Deus Ex: The Fall. In the article, Square Enix mobile producer James Wright admits that, despite a several month gap between the releases, The Fall “[had] always been planned for Android.” Last month, PGR reported that The Fall would hit Google Play for $6.99 in September, so we should expect the port to appear this week, or possibly within the first few days of October.
Mobile versions aside, it sounds like Square Enix is considering PC and console ports as well. From the Pocket Gamer feature (emphasis added by Game Front):
“We are well underway and it will be available shortly. There is a lot of interest in playing Deus Ex: The Fall on other platforms, so we are considering many options. However, right now we are focused on tablet and smartphone versions of the game.”
Development doesn’t stop once a game ships these days, you see, as [N-Fusion CEO] Jeff Birns is keen to point out.
“In this day and age, development doesn’t stop at release we are still currently in development to add more features and support more platforms.”
The negative reviews of The Fall tend to focus on the touch controls, a sticking point for many console-esque games on mobile platforms. If Deus Ex returns to the Xbox, PlayStation, and PC platforms, however, these touch controls would presumably be replaced by your tried-and-true controller, or mouse and keyboard setup. I’ve yet to play The Fall, but I’m a sucker for anything in the Deus Ex universe, so if I don’t pick it up for my iPad soon enough, I will definitely check it out on Steam or whatever PC service it potentially lands on.