Eidos Montreal has introduced its next-gen console engine, the Dawn engine, in a blog post that also explains the Deus Ex Universe which was announced last year.
Alleviating concerns that “universe” meant MMO, Eidos assured that Deus Ex Universe is a name that the company has given to the “fictional world and the rich lore” being created for it. It’s more of an umbrella term which refers to core games in the series as well as other projects that “bring the world of Deus Ex to life.” Eidos also said:
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.
Speaking of the Dawn engine, the company revealed that its a “heavily modified” version of IO Interactive’s Glacier 2 engine. Eidos said that it aims to improve visuals and “immersive artistry” in its games alongside enhancing gameplay and storytelling.
In the past, we’ve relied on existing engines for our games. But in the end, we found that our creative vision was somehow limited. So we decided it was time for us to invest in creating an engine tailored for our needs.
The screen shot above has been taken directly from the Dawn engine as a sample to show the level of detail it can capture. You can click on it to enlarge the image.
[Source: Eidos Montreal]