The next Deus Ex game is coming, and it will powered by a brand-new game engine developed in-house by Eidos-Montréal. On its official blog yesterday, the studio gave a first glimpse at the engine in action—with a scene that oozes the Deus Ex series' characteristic cyberpunk vibe:
The Dawn Engine, as it's called, is "designed exclusively" for PCs and the latest consoles, and it's based on a "heavily modified version" of the Glacier 2 engine that powered Hitman: Absolution. Eidos-Montréal says the engine will "form the cornerstone for all Deus Ex Universe projects at Eidos-Montréal."
Yes, that's projects with an s. Turns out the Deus Ex Universe moniker refers to multiple games:
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.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution was one of the best games of 2011, so I'm definitely looking forward to what Eidos-Montréal has up its sleeve. The infusion of next-gen graphics will hopefully make the next game even better. (Thanks to Polygon for the link.)