Posted Mon Feb 8, 2016 at 09:19 AM PST by Brian Hoss
Used by 'Assassin's Creed Syndicate,' 'ArmA III,' 'Elite Dangerous' and more.
At CES 2016, MSI had quite a few things to show off, and at the forefront was a variant of the new GT72S gaming laptop. Packed full of gaming grade components, including Intel Core-i7 CPUs, Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M graphics, and even a SteelSeries built keyboard, the GT72S is primed to be a serious mobile gaming solution. What the MSI GT72s G Tobii version adds is eye-tracking.
With Tobii eye-tracking, games like 'Assassin's Creed Syndicate' & 'Rogue' offer an eye-based level of control not seen elsewhere is gaming. Other titles that directly support Tobii include 'Elite Dangerous,' 'ArmA III,' and even the upcoming 'Tom Clancy's The Division.'
I was able to use the laptop and the Tobii eye-tracking at CES 2016, and it made for a very novel experience as I picked out 'Syndicate' combat targets with my eyes.
The 'GTA V' mod was even more empowering as it had me firing rockets at enemies with just a quick gaze. (See more impressions here.)
Of course, the Tobii tech has uses beyond gaming. For example, with Windows 10, it can be used as part of the Windows Hello password-free login system. More interesting, the eye-tracking can be used in productivity apps, like when looking over documents.
The MSI GT72s G Tobii is the first laptop to have Tobii eye-tracking tech, and the product demonstrates how MSI is seeking to offer gamers options.
From Andy Tung, president of MSI Pan America, "The GT72S G Tobii adds another dimension to gaming and provides a level of interaction and immersion never experienced before. Our eyes will no longer be passive players, they will now direct, command and transport us into the future of PC gaming."
Anyone curious as to how the Tobii array can track the user's eye moments should check out the explanation below:
The GT72S G Tobii is priced at $2599 and is now available to order from NewEgg.
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