Eidos Montreal revealed its brand new game engine today, the Dawn Engine, announcing it will be the “cornerstone” for all Deus Ex Universe projects.
The company also explained that Deus Ex Universe doesn’t refer to a single game or massively multiplayer online title, but instead the fictional world and lore that will include multiple games and projects.
“Some of you have had concerns that “Universe” meant “MMO”. Rest assured, it does not,” Eidos wrote, in part. “Deus Ex Universe is the name we are giving to the fictional world and the rich lore we are creating for it, which will of course include core games, as well as any other projects that will help bring the world of Deus Ex to life. We won’t go into too much detail for now, but what we envision is for our projects to have meaningful ties to one another, in order for them to strengthen and deepen your experience within this Universe.”
Eidos also shared a screenshot taken directly from the Dawn Engine in action, however it stressed that the image was only taken to show what is possible in the engine.
“We wanted to share a first glimpse of what we aim to achieve, with a screenshot taken directly from the Dawn Engine. Keep in mind – despite any hints you may pick up from this image, this screenshot was only taken in order to display the level of detail and artistic fidelity that is possible with the Dawn Engine.”