The Tokyo Game Show 2016 takes place in Japan in a couple of weeks time and today virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) manufacturer FOVE Inc. has announced it’ll be in attendance. The company will be showcasing its newly designed headset alongside three new titles that make use of its built in eye-tracking.
The three videogames at TGS 2016 will be Project Falcon, Judgement and Functions. Project Falcon is a first-person shooter (FPS) in which players manoeuvre using eye tracking as well as locking on to an enemy.
While Judgement is a story driven escape game where progress is made by what a player is looking at and focused on rather than given various options to choose from. Starting with the player being imprisoned there’s an interrogation to go through, and depending on what catches their eye a different ending awaits.
The final title Functions is a collection of mini games with FOVE’s latest eye tracking technology applied, such as controlling the character with eye movements or changing aspects of the environment by the opening and shutting the eye.
At the recent SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques Conference and Exhibition, FOVE revealed a redesign of its headset. The new design features a more lightweight construction, removing the solid side panels and replacing them with straps instead. This will help to reduce weight and size and also improve wearability and comfort whilst making the product more efficient to produce. TGS 2016 will see the introduction of a new colour variation as well, with the new HMD now sporting a black finish.
TGS 2016 will be taking place from 15th – 18th September at the Makuhari Messe, Tokyo, Japan, with the first two days dedicated to trade and industry professionals while the final to days will be open to the public.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of TGS 2016, reporting back with any further VR announcements.