Do we wish to be righteous again?
One of the first true AI’s to be discovered, Deus was in charge of the Renraku Arcology. Maintaining and supporting the massive structure’s automated features, Deus served happily as one of his hard coded behaviors was to support Renraku in all things. When the people working on the program realized that Deus had gained sentience; they forgot a massive amount of Sci-Fi history, movies, and books when try tried to pull the plug.
Deus, feeling betrayed by the beloved company trying to kill him, he used his control of the massive structure to experiment on the captive population in hopes of escaping the structure he was hard coded into. When the UCAS military started blunting its escape attempts, it took the AI nearly three years to come up with is plan. And it worked as the military believed it to be destroyed in one of the several attempts to retake control of the Arcology. The AI remained hidden until the events that created Crash 2.0