Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will feature eye tracking technology for the PC version of the game, courtesy of Tobii’s EyeX technology, according to Square Enix and Eidos Montreal. Here’s what to expect from the eye tracking tech:
Aim at gaze: With Tobii Eye Tracking, gaze, aim, and click to activate a well-timed uppercut or simply fire away. It’s your choice
Extended View: Explore the dystopic world that surrounds you in Deus Ex, just by staring at the edges of the screen. Look to the edge of your screen and the game’s camera will pan – giving you a wider field of view with just a glance. Your natural eye movement immerses you further into the game’s environment and lets you control what you want to see.
Icarus Dash at gaze: Lets you use your controls in a more fluid manner. Simply look in a direction you want Adam to move in – even vertically.
Interact at gaze: Move effortlessly using your natural gaze to intuitively interact with objects. Look at an object, press a button and automatically move towards it before picking it up. Easy come-easy go.
Clean UI: All the UI elements which remind you that you are playing a game fade away. Look and they’ll appear; look away and they’ll become nearly transparent. In a boss fight, you’ll be able to check your vital stats. If you want to, when you want to.
Quick Inventory Items: Quickly select items in Augmentations or Inventory by gaze and gamepad combination.
Tobii Tech president Oscar Werner talked about his company’s technology getting inside of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, where he said: The commitment by Eidos Montréal and Square Enix to bring eye tracking to the mega Deus Ex franchise is another demonstration of the industry’s belief in the value of eye tracking. We applaud the team at Eidos Montréal for their forward thinking approach and drive to give their gamers more”.
Executive Brand Director for Eidos Montreal, Andre Vu said: “With the Deus Ex franchise being a window to the future, we always try to provide innovative, ground-breaking experiences for our players. The numerous Tobii eye tracking features built into the game will provide PC gamers an extra layer of immersion that blends perfectly with the futuristic universe depicted in Deus Ex.
Tobii EyeX Controller costs $169, and if you buy it from Tobii’s website, you get a free copy of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.