Gaming manufacturers Hori (U.S.A.) and Katana Game Accessories have entered into patent licenses with Immersion, a leading developer and licensor of touch feedback technology. The deal includes rights for advanced vibro-tactile, spinning mass gaming technologies for dedicated portable gaming devices and computer and console video gaming peripherals.
"All our products are built with the strictest standard of quality," said Hori’s Yuuki Mizutani. "Rumble technology is one of the key features that makes playing racing and flight simulator games on Hori controllers easier and more realistic."
"As a company that has just entered the console accessory business, Katana is focused on providing very high-quality products to enhance the Sony PlayStation gaming experience," agreed Katana President Chris McGlynn. "We consider Immersion's technology a key ingredient and look forward to putting it to work for PlayStation gamers."
Hori develops peripherals and accessories for gaming consoles such as the Sony PlayStation, Microsoft Xbox, and Nintendo products, while Katana designs, manufactures, and distributes peripherals for Sony PlayStation products in North America. These products will now bear Immersion's Feel The Game TouchSense Technology logo.
Virtualpressoffice.com: Immersion Issues Patent Licenses for Tactile Feedback Video Game Console Peripherals