Ubisoft partners with OWO By creating a haptic feedback vest, the wearer will be able to physically feel the action as protagonist Basim parkours and battles his way through 9th century Baghdad in Assassin’s Creed Mirage.
“By leveraging OWO’s breakthrough technology and expertise, we are able to immerse players in the world, sounds and sensations of Assassin’s Creed Mirage in innovative and enhanced ways,” said Ubisoft Bordeaux. ‘s lead producer Fabian Salomon said. “I can’t wait for players to discover and enjoy Basim’s coming-of-age story with the power of his OWO.”
Assassin’s Creed Mirage Edition The OWO Haptic Gaming System includes a patented OWO skin, 20 gel pads, an “OWO device”, game cord, charging cable and storage pouch. The system is set up to be compatible with PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X|S versions of the game.
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The vest itself is given a bespoke Mirage aesthetic, made from lightweight Lycra enhanced with a series of highly conductive electrodes and tactile pads that allow the wearer to feel a range of sensations across the torso and arms. It is
And assuming it’s fully wireless and its specs are similar to the Founders Edition, the only other version of the system released to date, battery life will probably be around 8 hours.
Wearing the vest allows the player to “feel all impacts” and feel the precise parkour moves that protagonist Basim makes as he battles Baghdad. According to OWO, the Mirage Edition of the haptic system “will incorporate new sensations that have never been felt before” by existing users.
These haptic sensations can be controlled via the My OWO smartphone app, allowing users to customize settings and change the intensity of feedback as needed. As of now, no pricing has been announced for Assassin’s Creed Mirage Edition. However, the Founder’s Edition of the system is currently on sale at OWO on his website for €499, so the addition of the game code will likely make the new product meet or even exceed that price range.
Although unconfirmed, the special edition will probably work with the following libraries: Games already compatible with the Founder Edition systemThis includes a small pool of native games and a wide selection of titles that support mods, such as Fortnite and Half Life Alyx.
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