VR is immersive, there’s no denying that. But if you truly want to immerse yourself in a digital environment or experience you need something akin to motion sensor theme park rides. You know exactly the ones I’m talking about, that move, shift and vibrate to coincide with what’s happening on screen.
Now, imagine if you had something like that on a smaller scale, inside your home. How badass would that be?
That’s exactly the idea behind the Acer Thronos gaming chair. It supports up to three 27-inch displays, and a variety of Acer Predator series tech. The real draw, however, is that it’s motorized and looks remarkably like a personal cockpit. You climb in, boot up a game, and once you start playing the whole cockpit provides haptic feedback to create an immersive and more physical experience.
The Acer Thronos Gaming Chair Offers Haptic Gaming
The Acer Thronos gaming chair works with a variety of Predator series tech.
At a glance, Thronos looks like some sort of futuristic, cyberpunk system you’d see cyber-humans jacked into. It’s all black, comprised of faux leather and metal materials, and is bustling with LED underpinnings.
After taking a seat, you press a button to lower the displays in front of you. You can access another series of controls to pivot or angle the seat, allowing you to lay back and face the ceiling if you so desire. While you play, haptic feedback will be used to offer physical sensations thanks to a variety of motors and sensors embedded within the seat.
It’s not entirely like those amusement rides. You’re not jumping around every which way and jostling about, but there’s enough physical feedback to make you feel like you’re in a virtual world.
Unfortunately, there’s no release date or price set so your guess is as good as mine there. I can’t be absolutely sure, of course, but I’m willing to bet this thing is going to be expensive.
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