Eidos Montreal, developer of the upcoming first person shooter and RPG, Deus Ex Mankind Divided has confirmed that the game will be featuring Tobii’s EyeX technology (eye tracking) on the PC version.
The addition of the eye tracking technology was recently announced after a partnership between Tobii and Eidos Montreal. According to the president of Tobii Tech, bringing eye tracking technology to the famous Deus Ex franchise “is another demonstration of the industry’s belief in the value of eye tracking.”
Features of this technology were revealed by tobii’s blog update, which can be checked below;
- Aim at Gaze – Look at the target to take aim, then press a button and fire. This feature let players take out enemies using their natural gaze and will even work when locking the tesla gun for all-out mayhem.
- Extended View– Look to the edge of the screen and the game’s camera will pan – giving players a wider field of view with just a glance. The natural eye movement will allow further immersion into the game’s environment and let players control what they want to see – just as in real life.
- Icarus Dash at gaze – Simply look in the direction you want Adam to move in – even vertically. This will allow players you use the controls in a more fluid manner.
- Interact at gaze – This feature lets players move effortlessly using the natural gaze to intuitively interact with objects. Look at an object, press a button and automatically move towards it before picking it up.
- Clean UI– This feature lets player access UI info only when needed, giving them deeper immersion into the game’s environment. Look and they’ll appear. Look away, they’ll become nearly transparent. The screen is always covered fully in the game’s world, with the vital stats just a glance away. Helps you embrace the game’s environment. Helps players keep track of what you need to –when they need to.
- Cover at Gaze – This feature lets players find refuge when the heat is on just by gazing across the environment – highlighting places you can hide behind. (Not available on August 23, this feature will be available in an upcoming update.)
In order to play the game with eye tracking technology, the players must have the EyeX controller that costs around €119 and $139. While Tobii have also announced a Deux Ex Bundle, which includes the controller along with a free copy of Deus Ex Mankind Divided costing $139. The EyeX controller also works with the Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, The Division and Arma 3.
Deus Ex Mankind Divided is scheduled for release on August 23rd for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Stay tuned for more updates