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Eidos shows what a new Deus Ex might look like running on its new game engine

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Eidos Montreal showed off its new engine designed for new consoles and PC, saying the tech will serve as "the cornerstone for all Deus Ex Universe projects" at the studio.

The developer explained that "Deus Ex Universe" does not refer to a specific game or a massively multiplayer online Deus Ex title, but something broader.

"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," the developer said. "We won't go into too much detail for now, but what we envision is for our projects do have meaningful ties to one another, in order for them to strengthen and deepen your experience within this Universe."

Eidos Montreal also showed a screenshot of its new engine in action, and though it sure looks like a scene from the next Deus Ex game, "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."

The Dawn Engine is built on IO Interactive's Glacier 2 technology, Eidos says, which powered Hitman: Absolution.

Eidos Montreal released Deus Ex: Human Revolution in 2011 on PlayStation 3, Windows PC and Xbox 360. A Director's Cut version of the game and a spin-off called Deus Ex: The Fall from developer N-Fusion Interactive were released in 2013.

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