Publishers Square Enix and Eidos Montreal are teaming up with UK-based startup Open Bionics and hardware manufacturer Razer to create "affordable" prosthetic limbs inspired by the Deus Ex series. Open Bionics, which has previously teamed up with Disney to create prostheses inspired by Star Wars, Iron Man and Frozen, will create two bionic arms - The Adam Arm and The Titan Arm - based on the game's protagonist Adam Jensen (without the lethal weaponry, of course).
"Working with Deus Ex to re-imagine the future of bionic prosthetics has been a fantastic creative process," Open Bionics CEO Joel Gibbard said in a press release. "It is has been made even better by seeing people wear the bionic arms and get so much enjoyment out of it."
"This collaboration goes to show how bright the future of bionics is. We feel lucky to have been able to work with the design team at Deus Ex. They've been incredibly generous with their time and ideas throughout this project. We're excited to see this relationship continue to grow."
The prostheses will be available in all sizes for both children and adults of all ages with models designed for men and women. The design files for the artificial arms will also be open source, allowing anyone to download and create their own fully-functional Jensen arm if they have a 3D printer.
The companies have partnered with Intel's RealSense and Razer's "StarGazer" webcam and motion tracking technology to allow people to digitally try out the bionic arm at events and check out how the arm would look and feel if they were actually wearing it.
"We're excited to contribute to this incredible partnership with the Razer Stargazer," Razer co-founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan said. "As the world's most advanced webcam, it is a precise hand tracking solution that allows everyone to experience first-hand the future of augmentations."
Earlier this year, Metal Gear Solid publisher Konami designed a prosthetic arm, inspired by the one used by Snake in Metal Gear Solid 5, for 25-year-old British gamer James Young who lost his arm and leg in a 2012 train accident.
"We want to show people that the products and devices that they're seeing in science fiction, in gaming and in movies can become reality and can become reality very soon," Gibbard said.
The Deus Ex-inspired bionic arms will be available in 2017, in addition to other prostheses, and will be demoed at game shows including multiple upcoming gaming events such as E3 and Gamescom.