Thursday, 5 February 2009

amBX technology coming to PS3

Sony has signed a deal that will see PS3 games working with amBX technology in the future.

Billed as an "ambient experiences technology", amBX was originally developed in the UK by Philips Research. Special peripherals are used to create "real-world sensory experiences" by enhancing your gaming with light, colour, rumble and air flow.

The technology was developed with the PC in mind, but now Sony Computer Entertainment has now signed a tools and middleware licensing agreement for free PS3.

"This is a major milestone in the development of amBX as a ubiquitous standard for entertainment sensory experiences," said amBX's Jo Cooke. "The agreement with SCEI will allow us to bring amazing light, rumble, sound and air movement experiences to game users."

Sony has yet to name the first games to get the amBX treatment.

Source: Eurogamer

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Free PS3 80GB said...

It will be interesting to see if this catches on. Some of the Philips mood lighting stuff is really good but whether gamers are going to shell out even more on the top of the price of a PS3 is questionable I think. Nice blog as well.

Reddy said...

ambx on PC is really good fun, lets hope its as good on ps3! It should be awesome.