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Deus Ex devs call out copycat CoD: Black Ops III

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Jonathan Lester
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Call Of Duty: Black Ops III, Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Deus Ex devs call out copycat CoD: Black Ops III

Black Ops III certainly seems to have a lot in common with Deus Ex in terms of themes and tone. We pointed out the similarities in an article earlier this month, and following the release of yesterday's teaser, Deus Ex: Human Revolution developers have taken a few tongue-in-cheek digs at Treyarch for their obvious inspirations.

First up: the "Ember" teaser.

Then the fun began.

Deus Ex devs call out copycat CoD: Black Ops III

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All good fun, but are Black Ops III and Treyarch guilty of plagiarism? No, not really. Games are iterative and collaborative, and it's likely that Treyarch took inspiration from a great franchise which itself is based on well-established Science Fiction themes and memes. Either way, we always like to see developers taking inspiration from good places and it doesn't really get much better than Deus Ex.

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