INTERACTIVE BRINGS THE PC GAME OF THE YEAR DEUS EX TO THE PLAYSTATION®2
COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
The Ultimate Dark Conspiracy In The Console Enhancement Of This Critically
Acclaimed PC Game
Francisco, CA – (May 17, 2001) – Eidos Interactive, a leading developer and
publisher of interactive entertainment, today announced that multi-award
winning first person action adventure title Deus Ex is currently in
development for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. Developed by
Ion Storm-Austin, Deus Ex has won numerous gaming awards, including PC Gamer
magazine’s coveted "Game Of The Year" prize in its annual best-of
awards. Deus Ex is slated to arrive in stores in winter of 2001, completely
revised for PlayStation 2.
is truly excited and proud to bring the Deus Ex experience to the console
gamer," says Matt Gorman of Eidos Interactive. "Deus Ex delivers a
vast and elegantly executed game-play experience, incorporating the best
elements of role-playing, action, adventure and first-person genres, with an
intensity and depth yet unseen on any console."
Deus Ex, the gamer plays the role of J.C. Denton, a rookie anti-terrorist
agent with UNATCO — the UN Anti-Terrorist Coalition. J.C., a nano-technologically
augmented operative with remarkable abilities, has been ordered to investigate
the terrorist activity in and around New York concerning a plague called the
Gray Death. The elusive plague has no known cure and the only temporary
treatment is Ambrosia, which is in drastically short supply. J.C. must make
sure that the terrorists do not divert supplies of Ambrosia from the people
who truly need it. But as J.C. encounters the terrorists, he begins to notice
certain discrepancies, and eventually questions the nature of his orders.
Ultimately, J.C. ends up distrusting UNATCO and is caught in the middle of
mind-bending plot as various groups vie for control of the world. In
discovering the facts, J.C. learns that in this world you can trust no one, as
your enemies, and even your allies, may be more than they appear.
Ex boasts a chaotic blend of real world conspiracies, cliffhangers and plot
twists that can only be accomplished with great technological achievements.
The Playstation 2 version of the game will build upon the groundbreaking
technology present in Deus Ex, with several enhancements focused solely on the
needs of the console community. The streamlined user interface will allow the
player to concentrate more on actual game-play and less on auxiliary actions
such as menu navigation and inventory management. The overall game control is
designed from the ground up to take full advantage of the Sony Dual Shock
Controller, allowing the player unprecedented freedom of control and movement.
Improved character graphics such as motion captured animations coupled with
higher polygon counts allow for life-like movement and actions of the
characters within the world. Ion Storm-Austin will use upgraded sound
technology to provide high quality sound effects and music to add to the
atmosphere and ambiance of this globe-hoping epic.
Deus Ex for PlayStation 2, the player will have the ability to create and
manage a compelling alter ego. Players will be offered several different
avenues to select and develop their own unique set of skills, attributes and
nano-tech augmentations. This, coupled with determining which weapons and
objects they will use to solve and survive problems, creates the most
comprehensive character development seen to date in interactive gaming. How
players choose to deal with scores of non-player characters affects the
outcome of the game, minute-to-minute, mission-to-mission, and beginning to
Ex has received over 30 "Game of the Year" accolades from numerous
industry and fan publications, including "Game of the Year" from PC
Gamer Magazine, "Best PC Game of 2000" by the British Academy of
Film & Television Arts (BAFTA), "PC Action/Adventure Game of the
Year" and "PC Innovation in Computer Gaming" from The Academy
of Interactive Arts and Science.
Interactive’s Background Information Eidos Interactive, Inc. is a leading
developer and publisher of interactive entertainment products for the PC,
PlayStation® game console and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system,
Sega Dreamcast, Nintendo® Game Boy® Color and the Xbox video game system
from Microsoft. Eidos Interactive is part of London-based Eidos plc with
additional offices in San Francisco, Paris, Hamburg, Tokyo and Singapore. For
more information on Eidos Interactive’s product line visit http://www.eidos.com.
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