Eidos Montreal, the studio behind the Deus Ex series of games, has unveiled their new game engine today called the Dawn Engine.
In a community post on their official site, the developers revealed that Dawn Engine is to be a “game engine designed exclusively for PCs and the new generation of consoles” to be used to create future projects. The studio had been previously relying on existing industry tools and decided that they were limiting their “creative vision,” so they invested in developing their own technology.
The new engine is based on a heavily modified version of IO Interactive’s Glacier 2 engine, with their main intent being to is to greatly improve both the “visual and immersive artistry” in their games games while also strengthening the gameplay experience. The above screenshot is taken directly from the Dawn Engine and was taken as a way to show off the level of detail that is possible with the software, it does not indicate any projects currently being worked on.
The post continues on to say that the Dawn Engine will be used as “the cornerstone for all Deus Ex Universe projects.” Deus Ex: Human Revolution was the last entry in the series, which was originally released back in 2011 and has since then received a Director’s Cut edition that released in the fall of 2013.