If you’ve never heard of OWO, they’re a company that has patented a t-shirt lined with haptics that’ll transmit wirelessly between an app on your phone and your gaming device of choice (minus the Nintendo Switch) and create “sensations” you’ll feel relevant to what your character is experiencing in-game.
You get shot in the game, you’ll feel that bullet go through you. A breeze comes across you as you’re travelling the map and you’ll feel the wind on your chest. Get punched, stabbed, axed, stung by a bug, shot with a dart, you’ll feel all that too.
OWO calls these shirts a “haptic gaming suit,” and Ubisoft has just announced that in collaboration with OWO, you’ll be able to get a special Assassin’s Creed Mirage themed OWO shirt, that will “incorporate some exclusive sensations never felt before.”
For the almost PS5 console-level price of €499 you’ll be able to add an OWO haptic gaming suit to your closet, though that’s just for the Founder’s Edition – the Mirage themed shirt could potentially cost more as it’ll also come with a digital code for the game.
So cancel your pre-orders on the PlayStation and other digital stores I guess, since you clearly won’t need them now that you’ve learned about this.
Though you will need to charge the shirt as well, so keep that in mind if you’re planning on long-sessions of Mirage.