27 october 2022
This tech company is determined to add the sense of touch to the virtual world. From sensations like the wind or hugs to gunshots and dagger wounds.
OWO, the developer of a haptics system that allows users to feel physical sensations while in-game, announced today that pre-orders for its Founder Edition haptic gaming system are now open, with the product to be available worldwide from the beginning of 2023.
With over 30 sensations available, the Founder Edition delivers an amplified level of immersion as now it’s possible to physically feel games on all platforms - PC, Mobile, Console and VR. Gamers have the chance to interact with the environment, experience their surroundings, and receive impacts and alerts in real-time while playing. 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.
The Founder Edition, for €499 will be limited to 2,000 units worldwide and will use a “first come, first served” system, where users will be able to reserve their haptic system for €50. In addition, 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 from the beginning of 2023.
OWO is unique because of its Patented Sensations Technology that can create create infinite different sensations. The algorithm can modify 9 different parameters of the pulse train and the OWO Skin reproduces these sensations throughout the torso.
The Founder Edition full system will come with:
- Personalized OWO Skin: Unique design using the company’s irregular hexagon pattern and corporate colors and the option to add a customized name.
- OWO App: for Android, iOS & Windows
- OWO Device: Powered by a rechargeable USB Type-C with 8h battery life
- Special merchandising items
OWO has received recognitions such as the Innovation Awards Honoree at CES 2022 (Consumer Electronics Show) and had great success among developers at GDC and end-users at GamesCom and Tokyo Game Show.
Now OWO’s team is working on increasing their game portfolio on all platforms. Through their 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 eveloped 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.
For a complete list of compatible games, check their website (owogame.com), where new games compatible with the system will be updated as they become available.