Eidos Montreal made a new game engine specifically for Deus Ex Universe for consoles and PC called the Dawn Engine. Its said that its a heavily modified version of the Glacier 2 engine with bumped rendering, physics and AI. Glacier 2 engine was used in Hitman: Absolution.
The reason why Eidos Montreal wanted its own in-house engine was to have tools that they require when developing the game. The developers mentioned ‘Deus Ex Universe’ and gave the following clarification:
“Deus Ex Universe is the name we are giving to the fictional world and the rich lore we are creating for it, which will of course include core games, as well as any other projects that will help bring the world of Deus Ex to life. We won’t go into too much detail for now, but what we envision is for our projects do have meaningful ties to one another, in order for them to strengthen and deepen your experience within this Universe.”
Not much details were given except screenshots, and there’s also a job listing specifically for Deus Ex: Universe.