Razer has just released details on a concept gaming chair featuring haptic feedback from experts D-BOX.
Based on Razer’s Enki Pro gaming chairs, the Enki Pro HyperSense features 65,000 haptic variations and can simulate forces of +/- 1G. The chair tilts backwards and vertically 1.5 inches according to the actions in-game, providing an immersive experience to the lead-footed sim racer.
The chair also features a Chroma RGB headrest that players can customise – and we know how much your average PC owner loves a bit of RGB personalisation!
Native encoded haptic support for popular racing titles such as F1 2021, Automobilista 2, KartKraft, WRC 9, Forza Horizon 4, iRacing and Assetto Corsa Competizione has already been confirmed. For non-encoded content, D-BOX Haptisync technology will still allow for a form of haptic feedback output for all PC games.
Razer also revealed most other non-racing games would be able to take advantage of the haptic feedback in the Enki Pro HyperSense thanks to their Direct Input Haptics technology.
Haptic feedback reaches the player with an impressive response time of 5ms, and although it won’t be quite as extreme as rally driver Louise Cook’s D-BOX equipped sim rig, it at least provides an example of the chair’s potential application in the racing game genre.
With no release date or pricing details available at the moment, we’ll be sure to keep an eye out for any future updates. As with any haptic feedback or motion setup, the proof will be in the sensations felt in use.
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