They say the human brain can concentrate on seven things at once – that’s why Tetris has seven different block shapes. It’s called Miller’s Law, although the popular consensus is that the actual number you can hold in working memory varies from 5 to 9. Regardless, the average is thought to be seven, and that’s what Pajitnov went for.
Thankfully, Square Enix agree with this notion, and have dedicated seven individual seconds to this new teaser for a new Deus Ex game. It’s mostly the same thing spread over the seven seconds, of course – this is barely more than a logo and a date, but perhaps it’s a subtle clue as to where the series is going next.
Expect more on this tomorrow, it seems, with no doubt lots more next week as the annual game fest that is E3 kicks off in earnest. Hopefully we all get to see some brand new IPs floating around in among the popular rolling franchises that have found traction recently. Deus Ex is fine, of course, but let’s hope for something fresh.