A recent job listing on Deus Ex developer Eidos Montreal's website indicates that the company may be looking to add some kind of multiplayer support into the development engine they use. Dualshockers reports that specific qualifications on the listing included the following:
- Design and implement network systems for use in the Dawn Engine.
- Support development teams to integrate and use multiplayer features.
- Passionate about video games, being a multiplayer gamer is an asset.
- Experience with PS4 and Xbox One development.
The Dawn Engine was most recently used in Eidos' Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. The company revealed the engine back in 2014 saying it will be used as "the cornerstone for all Deus Ex universe projects." So this possible Dawn Engine project could very well be Deus Ex multiplayer as a separate game, or as an addition to Mankind Divided.
The developer also works on Tomb Raider games and developed the divisive Thief reboot. So the project could be for a non-Deus Ex property. However, they have yet to indicate that the Dawn Engine will run other games.
Some fans are speculating that they could be looking into multiplayer for their upcoming Avengers game. The Avengers project currently has no release date as of right now nor have we seen much of it since its reveal. Eidos may even be looking into a new Deus Ex game, although Mankind Divided sales weren't stellar for the company despite an overall positive critical reception.