28 october 2022
Spanish Tech Startup Brings Haptics to Fortnite and League of Legends to Enable Players to #FeeltheGame
OWO, the developer of a haptics system that allows users to physically feel sensations while in-game, announced today their technological collaboration with Overwolf. Through this collaboration, more content will become available for OWO’s Haptic Gaming System, which will be released worldwide by the end of 2022.
With over 30 sensations already created, and endless possibilities for developers thanks to the Sensations Creator, the system delivers an amplified level of immersion enabling users to physically feel in-game actions while playing on a PC platform. Players can feel the wind while free-falling out of the bus in Fortnite, experience the sensation of being wounded in-game, and the enemy’s nexus explosion when winning in League of Legends. In 2022, OWO was recognized as an Innovation Awards Honoree at CES and had great success among developers at GDC and end-users at GamesCom and Tokyo Game Show.
Through the collaboration with Overwolf, the all-in-one platform that enables creators to build, share, and monetize in-game apps, mods, and private servers, OWO has developed an app that seamlessly integrates its haptic system to create customized sensations for games including Fortnite, LOL, Valorant, Rocket League, CS:GO, PUBG, Apex Legends and more on PC computers.
“We’re very happy to be working with such a great company as Overwolf. This is a chance for all of us to add a new sense to all video games and we look forward to seeing how our partnership evolves. This collaboration with Overwolf allows us to offer, through a semi-native adaptation, a varied selection of the games that are played and requested by gamers on a regular basis, in addition to the titles that we are closing with the respective software studios,” stated José Fuertes, founder and CEO of OWO.
“OWO is ushering in the next evolution of gaming through its incredible haptic technology that brings our sense of touch to life during gameplay. With OWO and their Overwolf integration, players are able to experience Fortnite, League of Legends, and Rocket League gameplay like never before by feeling the intensity of lifting heavy weights and the sensation of accelerated driving. I look forward to working with the OWO team as we support their mission of transforming virtual worlds into reality,” commented Avner Florenthal, VP of Business Development at Overwolf
OWO’s Founder Edition pre-order is now available for €499 and will be limited to 2,000 units. The company offers a special promo with a discount of 20% for users who make a full payment in advance, bringing the price down to €399. Those pre-paying users will also be given preference to receive the first units, which will be delivered starting at the beginning of 2023.