FPS Vest: Want to know what it’s like to get shot?

The FPS Vest

People spend thousands of dollars when it comes to getting the most out of their PC games, but at the end of the day they’re still staring at a screen; completely out of touch with what is actually going on in the 3D environment of their favorite First Person Shooter.

The FPS Vest from TN games hopes to change that by creating a more realistic gaming experience wherein the wearer can actually feel events such as the impact of a bullet or the recoil of a large gun. This innovative peripheral uses small air “bladders” which quickly inflate to create a sensation based on what is happening in-game. A total of eight bladders can apparently simulate entry and exit wounds. It clocks in at a hefty $170 and isn’t supported by many games as of yet; TN Games is making their code widely available so that game developers can easily take advantage of its functionality

The system consists of a USB vest combined with a small air compressor used to inflate the pouches. As of right now only the vest is available however, they expect to have a full suit of force feedback gear shortly.

Check out the included video and try to ignore the annoying chick asking all the questions.

[Via TechEBlog]

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