Eye tracking pioneer Tobii Tech has teamed up with Ubisoft to introduce its technology into the Assassin’s Creed game franchise.
The new installment Assassin’s Creed Rogue will feature the eye-tracking tech in its PC version and will showcase SteelSeries Sentry gaming eye microprojector, which sits under the player’s monitor.
The player will 'become one' with the game’s protagonist, Shay Patrick Cormac, who will match the gamer’s gaze, auto-panning the display.
Oscar Werner, president of Tobii Tech, said: “This is only the beginning of eye-tracking in gaming. It is an important step in Tobii’s long term vision to create a strong ecosystem of games and apps that use eye tracking to create even more immersive experiences.
“Assassin’s Creed Rogue with eye tracking aligns the gamer’s and a character’s senses so naturally, creating a truly immersive gaming experience. We’ve added a intuitive and natural modality without inhibiting the player’s ability, taking anything away or having to make a trade-off that lessens Assassin’s Creed Rogue for the gamer.
With every purchase of the SteelSeries Sentry, priced at €199.99, users will be given a free copy of the game for PC when it ships in March.