Burning rubber, smoke and gunpowder are just some of the smells that we can look forward toPhilips introduced its amBX range back in 2005 - a group of interlocking technologies that it hopes will revolutionise the gaming experience and extend the gaming world out of the screen and into the real world. Now, Philips is preparing to add 'smell-o-vision' to the mix.
The initial amBX experience took us a step towards a full 'sensory surround experience' through colour, sound, rumble and even an air flow-enabled device.
Over the next year, Philips is looking to step up the amBX experience by introducing smell and heat technology to really make us feel the games that we are playing.
The senior director of program management at amBX told HEXUS.gaming that, 'Tests are being carried out to tweak the smell technology. At the moment we can can produce the smells - but we're still working on getting rid of them'.
The last you thing you want is the smell of gun powder lingering around your room, eh? Philips believes that is is getting very close to mastering the smell-technology device.
Burning rubber, smoke and gunpowder are just some of the smells that we can look forward to shortly.