Deus Ex 3 Pickytures

By Kieron Gillen on March 3rd, 2009 at 6:36 pm.

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Larrington mailed us to mention there’s some new possibly-real-possibly-not environment shots for Deus Ex 3 online over at the Eidos Forums. There’s not much more to say other than that. Er… the second one looks a lot like the concept art?

There’s some new possibly-real-posibly-not environment shots for Deus 3 online over at the Eidos Forums. Er… yes.

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  1. FunkyLlama says:

    So shall we start the arguing about dumbing down now or later?

  2. PeopleLikeFrank says:

    Oh, by all means, now would be good.

  3. Larington says:

    I’d say now to get it out of the way, but stuff like that just keeps on coming on.

    I wonder, is there confusion over the different between simplifying and streamlining a design.

  4. Bantros says:

    Second one does look like concept art. First one looks alright, nothing mind blowing

  5. A-Scale says:

    It’s being done by Eidos? Of Kayne and Lynch fame? I think I might have to boycott this for moral as well as gameplay reasons.

  6. Larington says:

    (Sighs)

    I need to take a holiday from this Internet thing, the rampant cynicism is starting to get to me again.

  7. Dominic White says:

    Normally a game has to come out before it pisses off the Angry Internet Men. DX3 has had them frothing since the moment it was announced.

    I’ve seen people attempt to discuss this game on a dozen different forums. It never ends well, as the bitter little trolls will inevitably derail the thread by the 30th post.

  8. Pags says:

    Finally we can confirm! Deus Ex 3 is to have rooms.

  9. PHeMoX says:

    The engine certainly isn’t ‘last-generation’, that’s bs, but those screens are totally concept art. 100% certain they are.

  10. PHeMoX says:

    @Theory: Confirmed my ass, those are concept art drawings. Give me a minute and I’ll figure out who made them, the style looks awfully familiar to me.

  11. armless says:

    I think that it will be dumbed down to hell in order to sell well on consoles. Anyone who disagrees is wrong.

    Theres an argument starter for ya.

  12. MartinX says:

    @Dominic White: “Normally a game has to come out before it pisses off the Angry Internet Men.”

    New to this internet thing are we?

    I personally already have a hate list for games that haven’t even been announced yet.

  13. Theoban says:

    @Pags – Dumbed DOWN rooms for console NOOBS more like. Look at them, 4 walls? Is it 1992 again? We of the PC require more walls, MORE!

  14. GeddoutofheerStalker says:

    Martin X: “I personally already have a hate list for games that haven’t even been announced yet.”

    Me too, Elite IV, for one…

    Is it just me, or is DE3 taking a ENORMOUS amount of time to come out (It may just be my impatience)? We seem to get one or two good screenshots a year then it fades away into mystery again.

    Deus Ex…Forever?

  15. Theory says:

    @Theory: Confirmed my ass, those are concept art drawings. Give me a minute and I’ll figure out who made them, the style looks awfully familiar to me.

    So one of the game’s developers posting on the forums saying “yup, they’re real” doesn’t convince you? :-P

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    solipsistnation says:

    Hey, at least there’s no intrusive HUD in there.

  17. Tei says:

    IMHO you don’t make this type of rich room for a RPG-ish game, or a exploration game. You make a room like this one, to put dozens of “generic elite soldiers” with uzi-ish weapons, and you give the player with another uzi-ish weapon and grenades. This room represents 10 minutes of shotting, maybe 15. Ok, maybe 10 minutes of shotting and 5 minutes reading notes, in a doom3 style. Anyway I can be wrong… but since Ubisoft is behind this, I think we will have a “FEAR-ish” generic console shotter. All with a cover system, and maybe even with one QTE.

  18. sinister agent says:

    It has blue AND orange in. The nerds will not be happy with this shameless use of real colours.

  19. Pags says:

    @Theoban: Poppycock, PC players require games to contain no walls! DX3 needs to take place in empty plains of nothingness. Maybe set it inside a black hole.

  20. Larington says:

    A bit of background, the (Internal) development studio was setup based on the principle of longer term development projects of 18-24+ months instead of certain other games dev projects which can have as few as 9 months development time in some cases. I think DX3 may have had a lot more even than 18 months purely on pre-concept.

    In any case, you can definately see that the environment design/construction is coming together, if nothing else.

    The HUD is still being designed apparently, and was switched off via debug menu for the screenshots.

  21. bantros says:

    @Theory, they don’t look real though, they look like concept art. And it’s a “community guy”, not a developer!

  22. Larington says:

    The judgements of a publisher based purely on its previous titles amuses me, if cynicism be the food of the internet, moan on…

  23. Ian says:

    I for one thing that screenshot at the top is far too colourful. What is it, some sort of lolfag or something?

  24. Larington says:

    Needs more rainbows, tbh. Just to wind up the brown and grey obsessionists.

  25. Tei says:

    Re: “Box room”

    Is ironic you say that. Some mappers call “box rooms” to the typical maps some newbie mappers make.
    This is a example:
    http://darkmessiah.filefront.com/screenshots/File/71399/1

    Re: DX3

    I like this images, good quality, maybe more the lab room that the corridors, but he!.. nice work soo far!.

  26. Larington says:

    Hehe, just think about all the fun you can have with that ramp.

    You can climb up it. Down it. And walk/run/jump off the side! Hours of fun, surely? :-)

  27. PHeMoX says:

    ” @Theory: Confirmed my ass, those are concept art drawings. Give me a minute and I’ll figure out who made them, the style looks awfully familiar to me.

    So one of the game’s developers posting on the forums saying “yup, they’re real” doesn’t convince you? :-P”

    Judged by what I am looking at, those ‘screens’.. nope, it sure doesn’t. Besides, we all remember the Killzone 2 and Square Enix stuff, don’t we?

    To be honest, I am fairly certain the one posting wasn’t the developer.

  28. Kieron Gillen says:

    Rene works at Eidos Montreal.

    KG

  29. Jeremy says:

    I love blanket statements. Everything Eidos does is stupid. Any image that I see regarding Deus Ex 3 is guaranteed to be concept art that is PhotoPimped for industry buzz. I will even discover who PhotoPimped it. I’m that inside the system.

  30. JonFitt says:

    Looks like concept art for a sewer, and a lab. Both are true to DE1 roots, and completely generic game locations.
    I see nothing to complain about here.

    Oh wait, look at the lack of specular reflections, and poor shadow map. No, no no. This is all wrong. DE3 has been dumbed down for low spec consoles.

  31. Solario says:

    More grayish-brown and grey backgrounds please. These colours are terrifying and confusing to me.

    I am unfamiliar with the concepts; Would someone please explain “blue” and “red” to me?

  32. Jeremy says:

    Blue and Red are unspeakable. They lead to dark temptations whose names s’hant be spoken.

  33. JonFitt says:

    @Larington. What are we looking at here? Looks like some concept art, and a low-poly, simple textured implementation of said art.

  34. sinister agent says:

    Blue and Red are unspeakable. They lead to dark temptations whose names s’hant be spoken.

    You mean… purple?

    Get back! I said nothing. Stay away! STAY AWAAAARGGH

  35. Larington says:

    Its purely a response to claims that the render is the concept art, when it isn’t. That is unless the sneaky beggars got two concept artists to make extremely similar but different concept art just to wind people up.

  36. jpipesup says:

    Does anyone else laugh that we are discussing DX3 being dumbed down for consoles…
    We’re up to DirectX 10! (DX9 for most consoles)

    DX3 is soo 1996 people!

    Sorry, Developer joke…

  37. CrashT says:

    DX3 is using the same engine as Tomb Raider: Underworld… I think I can accept those are in game renders.

  38. Kadayi says:

    Looking good, but I really wish they’d dump that god awful font they are using, it’s dire.

  39. apnea says:

    This game is supposedly being handled by fans of the original. Let’s hope they’re the kind of fans who spent some time thinking about what they liked in DX1, and not breathless crafters of fan service products.

  40. Jacques says:

    Doesn’t look gritty enough.

  41. Gorgeras says:

    By ‘fans of the original’ what they really mean is ‘fans of the last fifth of the original after you got regeneration maxed out’. It completely changed the game into a dull shooter, so I avoided installing that aug altogether on later playthroughs. But now that option is going to be removed altogether by ‘fans of the original’.

    I’m guessing they are like ‘fans of classic literature’; they speak highly of it but have never actually read it.

  42. lumpi says:

    Aren’t those screens indeed, pretty old? I could swear I’ve seen them before.

    And there is always time to mention that dumbing down DX3 to yet another console-friendly, press-A-to-continue, inventory-less, linear FPS with no RPG elements… that would be a crime against humanity.

  43. Pags says:

    I can’t believe no-one has found a way to say ‘what a shame’ yet.

  44. Bret says:

    What a shame.

  45. Pags says:

    YES!

  46. Donald Duck says:

    Might be late to say this but both of those are definitely concepts. The first one could be an ingame render to start with but it has been heavily edited in Photoshop. The second one has gone so far from the original 3D render, which I assume was made in 3DS MAX or Maya, that it can only be classified as a painting at this stage. A pretty great painting at that. Nice art direction.
    Or I’m blind.

  47. lumpi says:

    PS: I love how one of the forum posters made fun of the dreadful Diablo3/We-are-addicted-to-gray-crap discussion that is already spreading about DX3 screens:

    http://forums.eidosgames.com/showpost.php?p=909384&postcount=447

    The art direction is nothing short of amazing. The best part about the game from what was announced so far. Better than Bioshock (and in a similar direction of awesomeness). Colors, my friends, get used to stimulating your eye’s cone cells again. The Saving Private Ryan desaturation style is over.

  48. Bankscam says:

    I’m quite confident that only one of the following screens is concept art.

    Concept Art – http://img396.imageshack.us/img396/660/deusex3mrnetbackground.jpg

    In Engine – http://www.nowgamer.com/static/images/games/3906/31298_DX3_Screenshot_ServerRoom_02.jpg
    In Engine – http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/8686/dx3screenshothallway01.jpg
    In Engine – http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/2351/dx3screenshotlab01.jpg

    I love the colour composition of the previous screen. Does the orange/blue lab shot remind anyone of Sin Episodes?