Immerz, Inc., a developer of cutting edge products and technologies, announced on Wednesday (November 12th) the immediate availability of its wireless KOR-FX Gaming Vest following its successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, which surpassed its initial goal of $75,000 and raised $183,449 from 1201 backers this past July. Those interested in the vest can now purchase its through the company’s website for $150.
The wireless KOR-FX Gaming Vest uses proprietary acousto-haptic 4DFX technology to transform game audio into pinpoint high-definition feedback which allows gamers to actually feel the in-game environment for a more immersive gaming experience. The KOR-FX Gaming Vest turns the player’s chest cavity into an instrument that echoes game audio throughout the torso with extremely accurate magnitude and directionality. Multiple adjustable haptic filters and control settings allow gamers to fine-tune sensitivity of environmental feedback to customize their gaming experience. The KOR-FX Gaming Vest creates a new level of in-game situational awareness and, when combined with the latest gaming or virtual reality technologies, delivers the tactile component of a completely immersive experience.
Designed as a plug-and-play peripheral for gaming consoles, PCs, tablets, smart phones, and almost any device with a standard 3.5mm audio output port, the KOR-FX immersive experience also extends beyond gaming to movies, music and other media. KOR-FX connects to the player’s gaming or audio system via a wireless dongle, allowing users to move freely. The lightweight, adjustable vest is constructed with the highest-quality materials, and designed to fit most body types.
“After more than five years in development, and with the amazing support of the Kickstarter community, I can’t express how excited we are to be able to deliver KOR-FX to the gaming and virtual reality communities in time for the holiday season,” said Immerz CEO, Seth Fandetti. “The ability to actually feel the game environment is something that gamers have been demanding for years, and we’re confident that KOR-FX seamlessly delivers the tactile immersion that they are seeking.”
To assist in the initial connection and set-up of KOR-FX, the company provides detailed walk-through tutorial videos that help ensure gamers of any skill level can experience this new level of immersive gaming. While KOR-FX is ready to use right out of the box, some of the more intricate adjustments and game-specific filter preferences have already received significant discussion on the KOR-FX forums.
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