Open Bionics and Deus Ex release free, 3D printable prosthetic limb designs from the game

Deus Ex is a popular video game set in the near future detailing the conflict that can arise from mankind’s robotic augmentation but the series is intent on making a real world impact by collaborating with Open Bionics, a robotics start-up looking to bring affordable prosthetics to the masses.

Eidos-Montréal, Deus Ex developer, Open Bionics and gaming hardware fire Razer have teamed up to bring the world of Deus Ex to life by designing and releasing robotic prosthesis based on those in the game.

3D printing will be implemented to make the prosthetics affordable, with Open Bionics already largely forging a path in this domain, last year reaching the final of Intel’s ‘Make it Wearable’ design competition.

The models will be created for men and women of all ages with the companies providing the blueprints and designs royalty free.

"Working with Deus Ex to re-imagine the future of bionic prosthetics has been a fantastic creative process. 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."

“Open Bionics said in a statement: “Working with Deus Ex to reimagine the future of bionic prosthetics has been a fantastic creative process. 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.”

On social channels, Deus Ex has been surprisingly vocal about supporting the progression of robotics, regularly sharing relevant content despite there being a lengthy gap between the series’ titles.

The company is expected to debut the first arms in 2017, having kicked off the partnership in 2015. Naturally, the Deus Ex franchise is also primed to drop a new game, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, set for release 23 August.

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