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Deus Ex 3 to use Tomb Raider Legend game engine

Studio head of Eidos Montreal says team will share tech with Crystal Dynamics as he discusses plans for franchise Eidos has big plans for the new installment in its esteemed Deus Ex franchise, and will be using the game engine from another of its next-gen revamps, Lara Croft Tomb Raider, to power the new game.

Technology is being shared between Tomb Raider team Crystal Dynamics and new studio Eidos Montreal to help give Deus Ex 3 a technical headstart, studio head Stephane D'Astous, who previously worked for Ubisoft Montreal, told Develop in an exclusive interview.

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Gamingisfornerds3549d ago (Edited 3549d ago )

I don't know, TRL wasn't very impressive from any technical standpoint. I hope that wasn't akin to the engine.

Either way, I'm still extremely stoked for this game. Bring it on!

predator3549d ago

the engine did improve tomb raider and im also guessing that they would of tweaked it and upgraded the engine, dont worry it will still be great

Gamingisfornerds3549d ago

I just would've prefered them using a dedicated engine for the game, especially since the TRL engine doesn't seem all that impressive. Tweaking an engine will only get you so far.

But atm, I'm in no position to discard this engine. I just have the feeling it isn't the best decision to go about this way. Hopefully, I'll be proven wrong.

Either way, even if it's only an HD version of the former installments, it'll still beat most game out there! ;)

kittoo3549d ago (Edited 3549d ago )

TRL looked too good with all the next generation content on and all settings high. Here are some images from my comp.

Skerj3549d ago

Wonder why they chose not to use the Unreal engine again, it rocked for the first, and even though I didn't care too much for the gameplay IW's visuals were impressive once you turned down that bloom.

mesh13549d ago

unreal engine tome has flaws it soothes gears of war type game which are no brainer games and dont have huge enviroments but with gams liek duex x which is a action rpg the texture load in and other us will arise duex x is an amazing game

Skerj3549d ago

But it was used in the first Deus Ex (Invisible War too), and more recently your beloved Mass Effect. The engine is good and always has been, but it's still up to the devs to really harness what's inside and take advantage of it.

WilliamRLBaker3549d ago

I wish they'd finish the damn legacy of kain series damit!
as for that if they make this game like they made deus ex 2 i wont play it!

Skerj3549d ago

Man I still haven't finished Defiance, I was just thinking of doing so the other day too. Did they leave it open for a sequel at the end? Because I thought it was supposed to end the story arc for everyone.

WilliamRLBaker3549d ago

yes they left it open for a sequal I mean really open.

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