Open Bionics To Produce Deus Ex Prosthetic Designs
Square Enix and Eidos-Montréal have now teamed up with Open Bionics, a specialist in low-cost prosthetics, to develop some designs based on the world of Deus Ex. The Deus Ex gamingfranchise delves deep into a possible future where human augmentation is ordinary and accepted.
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Two arms -- one based on Adam Jensen, the hero of Mankind Divided, another on the wider Deus Ex universe -- will be released next year as royalty-free designs that anyone can use.
Eidos-Montreal and Open Bionics will be showing the arms at multiple game shows including E3 and Gamescom, with a little help from Razer. The company, most known for its gaming keyboards and mice, will be using its Stargazer webcam to track people's movements and show them what it would be like to control an artificial limb.
It's really impressive to see these companies in such disparate fields all come together to create devices that not only help people, but inspire them by making them a part of a science fictional future.