Hardlight VR have announced a new partnership that will see their virtual reality (VR) Hardlight Suit bringing the sensation of touch and impact to even more titles. Vertigo Games’ Arizona Sunshine and Source Team’s VR port of Valve’s Half-Life 2 are among immersive VR titles that will support the solution.
Announced back at the start of 2017, the Hardlight Suit offers a new way to experience VR titles with a complete set of haptic feedback senors at work within the suit creating the sensation of touch and impact. After a successful Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign the Hardlight Suit has become closer to release with a permanent price reduction to $299.99 (USD) at the start of this year. Now, with the news of the company partnering with Source Team and Vertigo Games on support for Arizona Sunshine and Half-Life 2 VR the Hardlight Suit has new opportunists to create excitement.
Hardlight VR co-founder Morgan Sinko commented on the announcement by saying: “We’ve always aimed to partner with the best games in the industry, the titles we’re announcing now represent some of the most fun, high-quality work being done in VR and we couldn’t be more excited to be working with them. These are titles our community has been clamoring for since our inception and we’re thrilled to finally be able to say we’re bringing cutting edge haptics to these excellent games.”
In addition to partnering with the above titles, Hardlight have also been the exclusive haptics provider for an innovative Game Developer Conference experience in collaboration with VR tracking pioneers Optitrack and Vertigo Games. This is a brand new, fully tracked, four-player co-operative version of the popular Arizona Sunshine that will see players blasting away at hordes of zombies all while the Hardlight Suits provide immersive, location-based haptics to maximize the impact and experience. You can always read VRFocus’ Editor Kevin Joyce’s review of the PlayStation 4 version of Arizona Sunshine here.
VRFocus will be sure to bring you all the latest on Hardlight VR in the future so make sure to stay tuned for more.