Deux Ex-inspired prosthetic arms will be released next year

Eidos Montreal and Open Bionics join forces to create affordable and fashionable prosthetic designs

Emma Boyle
Thursday 09 June 2016 11:35 BST

In the Deus Ex videogame series, the artificial augmentation of humans is a key theme and now the game’s developer Eidos Montreal is bringing the game world to life with the announcement that it has partnered with specialists in low-cost prosthetics, Open Bionics, to create “high quality, fashionable arm designs” inspired by the Deus Ex universe and bring them to market.

There are two designs, one based on the arm of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided protagonist Adam Jensen, minus the weaponry of course, and the other on the wider universe as a whole. Open Bionics, who have previously partnered with Disney to create deisgns inspired by titles such as Frozen and Iron Man, will bring them to life using 3D printing.

They also plan to release the blueprints and designs royalty free for everyone to use and modify as part of their aim of making their prosthetics affordable and appealing to a wide range of people.

Eidos Montreal and Open Bionics plan to showcase the prosthetic arms at multiple events with the help of gaming hardware company Razer, whose Stargazer webcam will allow people to digitally try on the arm and control it thanks to motion tracking technology.

Though details are fairly thin on the ground at the moment, the Deus Ex-inspired prostheses will be available to the public from 2017, and anyone attending gaming events such as Gamescom and E3 will be able to see them demoed.

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