For $900,000, They Want To Build A Crysis Suit For FPS Gamers

This is far from the first idea for force feedback clothing we've seen over the years, but it is the most ambitious.

What you're looking at here is the ARAIG Exoskeleton (As Real As It Gets). It's made up of three layers (a hardware decoder, undersuit and exoskeleton), and is designed to accurately provide feedback to the user depending on what's happening in a game, whether you've been shot, pushed or blown through a wall.

The suit includes a microphone and surround speakers, and the way it's made the developers claim it'll work with "any console or peripheral, any genre or game".

ARAIG is currently being kickstarted, and if it meets its $US900,000 goal, the first suits are slated to begin shipping out in December 2014.

ARAIG - As Real As It Gets [Kickstarter, via PC Gamer]


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    "Any genre" Man, I can tell I'm losing my base by the third expansion because my abs are being pummelled! >_>;

      Yeah I can't wait to wear it when I play Minecraft. This block of stone is so heavy!

        Driving a damaged car in Forza will literally be painful...

    any console or peripheral, any genre or game

    That is going to make Pokemon battles WAY more intense!

    Can I play P4G in it?

    :P

      you'll have to wait for them to make the emotion suit, that thing can make you feel ways about stuff :P

    Oh look, someone actually decided to change something in Call of Duty.

    Looks really interesting, I'm actually considering getting one. I had concerns about the subwoofer, but that's covered in the FAQ:
    Why isn't the subwoofer integrated into the back more seamlessly? It doesn't look like I'll be able to lean back in my chair with it protruding like that?
    So the ARAIG you see in the video is ARAIG Mark 2 and the placement of the subwoofer will change in final implementation. We will have it integrated into the suit so you can actually sit back. We just liked the way that particular subwoofer sounded so we were using it more for the sound quality then the actual design.

    I can see this maybe working with the Oculus Rift - but like they state in the video, game dev's have to incorporate this into the game - unless they somehow just simulate the impacts on the suit - but that would kinda defeat some of the purpose.

    Cool until someone has a heart attack from the 'STIMS'

    Head shot? =P

    Stuff like this has been around for ages
    http://tngames.com/products
    Never really seemed to get much traction. Obviously this new one is far more advanced but the basic concept is the same.

    Also its $300+ and expected delivery is Dec 2014.... For that kind of investment I think I'll wait for the retail version. A LOT can happen in a year and a half

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    You just know people are gonna find a way to use this for more immersive porn sooner or later...

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