Eidos Montréal Announces “Dawn Engine”

Eidos Montréal has announced their new game engine called “Dawn Engine”. It’s a heavily modified version of IO Interactive’s Glacier™ 2. The screenshots you can see above is directly from the new engine, but it’s only taken to display the level of detail and artistic fidelity. Thought, it’s possible to spot some hints from it…

Dawn Engine will be used in Eidos Montréal’s upcoming PC and the new-generation console games. Read the official blog post below.


The studio has been hard at work, and we’re proud to announce today Dawn Engine™, our game engine designed exclusively for PCs and the new generation of consoles.

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 result of this work is the Dawn Engine. Based on a heavily modified version of IO Interactive’s Glacier™ 2 engine, it represents the beginning of a new era for us. Our ambition is to build upon and improve both the visual and immersive artistry in our games, whilst also strengthening both the gameplay and storytelling experiences we strive to create.

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.

As you can imagine, the Dawn Engine will form the cornerstone for all Deus Ex Universe projects at Eidos-Montréal. Some of you have had concerns that “Universe” meant “MMO”. Rest assured, it does not.

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 do have meaningful ties to one another, in order for them to strengthen and deepen your experience within this Universe.

We’d also like to take this opportunity to say that we have several positions available at our studio! You can check them out on employment page.

We will be sharing much more in the coming months. In the meantime, you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest updates.

Thank you all for your support!


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