Crytek has just announced that it is supporting TESLASUIT's exciting full-body haptic feedback and 'physical sensation' features into the CRYENGINE development tool.
One of the coolest thi ngs that the TESLASUIT can do is simulate both hot and cold temperatures, which would be a game changer for gaming. It would take VR gaming in a totally new direction, and unlock thousands of applications and add oodles more immersion to any VR and AR experience.
TESLASUIT will also capture both motion and biometrics, with the suit providing users with "sensation and a sense of touch in virtual and augmented reality, including heavy and light impacts, rain, or wind-blowing. TESLASUIT integrated biometric system gathers real-time data from users which can be used to relay emotional state, stress level, and key health indicators. This enables interactive VR/AR content that adapts to the user for personalized experiences".
A new leak on 4Chan has revealed some behind the scenes aspects of the cancelled Batman: Arkham Knight sequel. Story details, concept art and more.
The news has been sourced from 4Chan and while that might seem like a no-so-credible source, these leaks do seem quite legitimate at face value. While I'm not claiming that they are 100% true, we do know that from the renders we can see villains such as Two-Face, Gorilla Grodd, and a female Black Mask, as well as Gotham.
The leak also claims that game would of included a: batbike, damian wayne as batman, run down gotham, two face as the judge, grodd, flamingo, female black mask, penguin, older dick grayson, very old bruce wayne and the nemesis system that was present in the Middle-Earth games. If you are interested in checking out all of the images in full quality, a imgur link can be found here.
If you have seen Steven Spielberg's 'Ready Player One' you were probably interested in how far away we are from having the X-1 Haptic Bootsuit that enables virtual reality to be felt in real life. We are now one step closer with the 'Woojer Edge series'.
I stumbled across this kickstarter page started by Woojer who is developed the 'Woojer Edge Series', which is a vest and a strap that allows its users to "feel sound like never before". The Woojer Edge Series is designed for users who are listening to music, playing video games in virtual reality or simply enjoying watching a movie.
The vest creates the same feeling you feel when you are standing next to a sub-woofer or bass orientated speaker, enchancing the sound experience past the limitations of hearing, and into feeling. If you check out the kickstarter page we can see video's of people trying out the Woojer Edge and their surprising reactions towards the experience. The kickstarter page also says that the suit uses built-in aptx low latency bluetooth 5.0 technology, enabling its wireless accessibility.
Minecraft with ray tracing has already been teased before with SEUS Renewed but now NVIDIA has teamed with Microsoft to deliver RTX real-time ray tracing abilities into Minecraft officially.
The ray tracing that has been injected into Minecraft is called path tracing, and is exclusive to the Windows 10 version of Minecraft. With it enabled, you will see beautiful lighting conditions that will be lit up from direct like sources like the sun or glowing lava, hard and soft shadows, diffuse global illumination, reflections, refraction and atmospheric scattering.
Saxs Persson AKA Notch, explains the RTX-powered Minecraft: "In normal Minecraft, a block of gold just appears yellow but with ray tracing turned on, you really get to see the specular highlight, you get to see the reflection, you can even see a mob reflected in it".
NVIDIA is on a rampage right now announcing new games with RTX-powered real-time ray tracing, as well as gameplay videos to games we knew rocked RTX like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. The latest game is Dying Light 2, which will now have real-time ray tracing.
NVIDIA released two screenshots from Dying Light 2 with RTX on and off, with some incredible detail being shown in the shadows. The zombies coming in through the window can't be seen without RTX on, with the real lighting in that particular space looking absolutely awesome.
Dying Light 2 is powered by the new C Engine, something that Dying Light 2 lead designer Tymon Smektala explained to Digital Foundry back in July 2018: "It's called C Engine. We changed the name on purpose because some time ago at Techland we decided we wanted [to make] first-person, open-world games. We wanted to create games that deliver high fidelity graphics so that you can really be immersed in that world".
Age of Empries fans can rejoice, as Microsoft has cheekily teased some new Age of Empires news to be announced at Gamescom 2019.
The official Age of Empires Twitter account has posted out a quick teaser for Age of Empires fans that are planning on tuning into Gamescom 2019. The account has said that Microsoft will be having a presence at Gamescom 2019 with Age of Empires, and that they will be holding a presentation on Monday, August 19th @ 17:00 CEST / 8 a.m. PT. The presentation will be live streamed on Microsoft's Mixer.
The specific details of what we are going to see weren't disclosed, but we can expect to either see at least one of the following; a specific release date for Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition, information about Age of Empires IV, or a teaser to Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition. Back in early July, Adam Isgreen, the Age of Empires Creative Director said that fans would "hear more about Age of Empires IV by XO" which is scheduled for November.
NVIDIA just revealed the first trailer to the real-time ray tracing powered version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, as well as announcing Watch Dogs: Legion will receive ray tracing goodness. Check out the trailer below:
The trailer looks pretty damn slick with ray tracing enabled, with the reflections on the ground from the water looking mighty impressive in Watch Dogs: Legion. The game already looks good, but it looks a helluva lot better with ray tracing enabled... that's for sure. Check out some comparison images with RTX on and off below:
Respawn has been swimming in controversy after the pricing debacle with the cosmetic items in its new Iron Crown Collection event, with the Apex Legends developer taking to the Apex Legends subreddit to apologize and answer some questions.
Repsawn staffer and Reddit poster 'dko5' answered some questions, fanning the nuclear fuel that was being boiled around the Apex Legends subreddit. A list of comments by the Apex_Bot is perfect, collating a bunch of dko5's posts that start with: "We're humans, you know, and we will make mistakes".
The posts continue with dko5 saying that Apex Legends is "not a hugely monetizing game - we just need to make enough money to keep the game going and make more stuff for everyone. When we decided to make Apex Legends a free-to-play game it was imperative that free".
Super Mario Bros. The Movie was a strange beast of a film... having watched it when I was only 10 years old I was baffled at it as a kid, but as an adult the opinion I have is much different. It's a mess, but it's a classic at the same time -- and now it's back in the headlines with a deleted scene released.
The deleted scene is thanks to the website Super Mario Bros. The Movie Archive, which got their hands-on a VHS tape they acquired from an auction from the estate of producer Roland Joffe. One of the golden gems in that auction was an extended rough cut of Super Mario Bros. The Movie that packed a huge 15 minutes of scenes from the movie that weren't released in cinema, or the home cuts.
One of the additional scenes in the extended cut sees Mario and Luigi talking with other plumbers, with Mike and Doug trying to swindle the Mario Bros into charging more for a job. The thing is, this scene was referenced in the Super Mario Bros. The Movie trading cards and toys at the time, but the scene never made the movie.
Back in the mid-90s there was even an action figure at the time that said "Nobody touches my tools", the line Mario says in the deleted scene, the one cut from the official movie. We're now seeing this scene 26 years later. Awesome. I hope you have a good day.
2020 is going to be the year of the biggest change in the gaming industry, probably ever. Microsoft and Sony will be launching their next-gen Xbox and PlayStation consoles, which will represent the largest leap in consoles ever.
In a new chat with Wccftech and Crytek about Hunt: Showdown, the site asked about their opinion on the early next-gne console specs of the new Xbox and PS5. Crytek replied: "If visual quality will most likely continue to increase in the same large steps as is expected with any new generation of consoles, the real game changer will certainly be the new fast storage that has been promised".
The next-gen Xbox Scarlett and PlayStation 5 consoles will both have PCIe 4.0-powered SSDs offering next-gen speeds of up to 5GB/sec, driving read/write speeds by 10x over a traditional SATA SSD inside of most gamers' PCs. When ALL of your console base has them -- every next-gen Xbox and PlayStation console into the 100 million+ within 5 years of release, it opens up some new doors for game developers.
Crytek continued: "Apart from the obvious advantage of crushing loading times, it will open up quite a lot of possibilities for games to be designed for it with regards to streaming. That's also a front on which game engines will need to evolve quite drastically, but it's definitely exciting".