CES 2008: Ubisoft adopts amBX

Games producer Ubisoft will support the amBX technology from Philips. Gamers can therefore use fans, light, extra sounds and force feedback. Ubisoft announced the news at CES in Las Vegas. It is the first really big producer to deploy Philips technology broadly. Games with amBX have so far included THQs 'Broken Sword: The Angel of Death', Codemaster's 'Toca Racing Driver 3' and 'DEFCON' by Introversion

Games producer Ubisoft will support the amBX technology from Philips. Gamers can therefore use fans, light, extra sounds and force feedback.

Ubisoft announced the news at CES in Las Vegas. It is the first really big producer to deploy Philips technology broadly. Games with amBX have so far included THQs 'Broken Sword: The Angel of Death', Codemaster's 'Toca Racing Driver 3' and 'DEFCON' by Introversion. Older games would also be edited for amBX, making them attractive again for gamers.

The Ubisoft games that support this technology are Far Cry 2 and Brothers In Arms: Hell's Highway, both for the PC. Philips will also support game consoles in the future.

Last year, Philips wanted to encourage developers of other content to develop applications for its ambient technology, for example for Blu-ray movies.