Monday, February 6, 2017

VR Sense is an arcade machine that lets you feel snow in your face and bugs at your feet

I remember there was an arcade by my childhood home that had a virtual roller-coaster ride. The machine would move up and down and side to side in an attempt to re-create the feeling of being on a real roller coaster, but you were really just inside a loud arcade. It was the best ride, hands-down. Koei Tecmo Wave’s new VR Sense sounds like the exact same ride except with the ability to re-create wind and “stimulate the senses.” Koei Tecmo Wave says the new arcade machine brings movement, aroma, touch, wind, heat, cold, rain, and mist to VR. What’s unclear is whether players have to actually wear a headset while in the machine, and if so, what headset they’d use.

Three games will be included at launch later this year: GI Jockey Sense, H...

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