Gaming fans all over the world, pay attention. There’s a new gadget that’s about to enter your homes and connect with your computers to enhance your gaming experience. It’s called Vortx, and it’s an innovative solution for everyone who wants to add a truly unique 4D experience to their gaming.
This exciting new gadget is called Vortx and is brought to you by Whirlwind FX, a US company founded in 2015 with the aim to revolutionize the way people experience gaming and media.
“Whirlwind FX’s mission is to develop a fully-immersive experience that goes beyond the boundaries of sight and sound. The thrill of the sensation will unlock a new way of playing games, watching videos and experiencing media” say the guys and gals at Whirlwind FX.
What is Vortx?
Vortx is a peripheral PC video game device in the shape of a 14-inch tall cylinder that allows players to become part of the action in an entirely new way. It is the world’s first environmental simulator that connects to your TV or PC, analyzes what is happening on screen and generates the suitable sensation.
In this way, it employs your senses beyond sight and sound. Now you can immerse yourself in your favorite game with touch as well. Feel the heat of a dragon’s breath, the coldness of ice or gentle summer breeze with the help of Vortx’s control of airflow, pressure, and temperature. Movies in cinemas all over the world now come with an immersive 4D experience, but this device is the first in-home PC system that bridges real and virtual environments.
“Vortx controls the airflow and temperature of its nearby surroundings to replicate on-screen scenarios, such as explosions or gunfire. By analyzing what is happening in the scene Vortx emulates both subtle and overt environmental cues to transport you into the heart of the action,” the developers say. Vortx brings you a 4D immersive game experience without having to change the way you play games.
Which games can I play with Vortx?
The highest rating games that you can play with Vortx include Destiny 2, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Call of Duty: World War II, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, and Fortnite.
On top of that, you can also play Sea of Thieves, Divinity 2, Overwatch, Ark Survival, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Marvel vs. Capcom, Alien Arena, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, The Culling, and God of War: A Call From the Wilds.
If you’re in the US or Canada, you can order your Vortx now from Whirlwind FX’s website for just $119.99. It’s a bargain if you ask us. The rest of the world will have to be patient for now.
YouTube: Vortx – The World’s First 4D Environmental Simulator
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