Eidos Montréal – Deux Ex: Human Revolution
Technical expertise used on one of the best titles of the year
It doesn’t always make sense to hire and ramp-up a team when only specific tasks are required. This approach led to one of Snowed In’s favorite projects.
‘Deus Ex: Human Revolution’ is a critically-acclaimed Action Role-Playing Game published by Square Enix and developed by Eidos Montréal. It is currently available on multiple current-generation platforms.
Snowed In Studios worked with Eidos Montréal on the technical certification programming for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game. This approach allowed the team at Eidos to focus on higher-level and player-facing areas such as gameplay, artificial intelligence and user interfaces. Snowed In Studios worked towards making sure the title was as bug-free as possible and console-certifiable by completing tasks on the title’s Technical Requirements Checklist (TRC) on the PS3 and Technical Certification Requirements (TCR) on the Xbox 360. The title successfully passed certifications on its first submission.
Working remotely from Ottawa, communication was very important and efficient processes were set up in order to ensure a smooth, seamless development experience with Eidos in Montreal. The collaboration ended successfully and the title launched in August 2011.