There have been a lot of improvements already when it comes to interactive games. There have been some devices, gadgets, and features that make online and console gaming even more immersive. Now it looks like gamers will have even more fun as Ubisoft is experimenting with haptic feedback shirts, specifically for their new Assassin’s Creed game which lets players experience in real life (well, sort of) what their characters experience within the game.
Designer: OWO for Ubisoft
The Assassin’s Creed: Mirage Special Edition comes with the OWO haptic feedback shirt that lets you experience the various things that happens to your character within the game. This includes the stabs and punches and gunshots that your enemy inflicts upon you, if you’re not good enough to evade them. You will also be able to feel the blowing wind if you’re in that part of the game or the sensation of freefalling. This gives a whole other meaning to an immersive game experience.
The haptic shirt comes with an OWO skin, an OWO device, gel pads, a charging cables and storage pouch as well as the digital copy of the game and the game code. You will be able to play it on your PS5, Xbox Series X, or on your personal computer. There’s also an app that will let you calibrate your personal screens and the game itself since you get to save your statistics there directly. It doesn’t really say if the shirts come in different sizes but the “skin” should be a good fit so you can feel all the things that your character feels as you play the game.
I’m not a gamer myself but the idea of such an immersive thing is pretty interesting. I wonder if eventually devices like this can be part of other media experiences like TV shows, concerts, and movies. Imagine if you can also feel what the movie characters are experiencing, like getting stabbed to death or falling off a cliff. Okay come to think of it, that’s not such a good thing to feel but it should be interesting.