I’ve got this feeling, deep down inside
Bringing realism to gaming had always been the intention of game developers, and you can see evidence of this from the natural evolution of 2D games taking on flesh in a 3D world some years ago. In addition, gaming peripherals have been invented to bring gaming to the next level of immersion, such as rumble motors and force feedback steering wheels which are now freely available in any self respecting home steering wheel. TN Games aim to top the list by offering their latest invention, the ForceWear Vest which boasts force feedback technology in order to give you the most realistic gaming experience possible.
This unique piece of gaming fashion, if you will, comes with eight force feedback units that are located all over the vest. These units will respond according to the signals which are transmitted from the virtual world, giving you some good knocks to your body. The ForceWear Vest is powerful enough to generate a maximum of 10 pounds of pressure in different locations simultaneously. All you need to do is put it on like any other vest and hook it up to a compatible console or computer and you’re good to go.
Should the ForceWear Vest take off, this scenario will lend yet another challenge to game developers as they have to include force feedback programming in their games. This will make games like Boxing on the Wii more realistic, but I wonder how the person receiving a flurry of punches would feel. Imagine wearing this and having the chaingun in an FPS spitting bullets into your avatar – this is one time to be thankful there are only 8 force feedback units to simulate hot lead entering your body.
Source: Game Addicts