MSI’s laptop has it. Acer’s laptops, including the monstrous 21-inch curved screen laptop, also has it, and now, Tobii has revealed more consumer products that uses its eye-tracking technology. In all, a total of six consumer eye-tracking devices were revealed, including Alienware 17 Gaming Laptop, a few of Acer’s Predator gaming monitors, and Huawei’s Honor Magic smartphone. Now, we are not going to judge if eye-tracking is the future of computing or gaming, but we sure hope it is not another hyped-up technology that doesn’t last. However, we certainly hope it will be on all computing devices as a standard such as mouse, keyboard, and trackpad are.
Anyways, beyond personal computing, Tobii is also eyeing on the growing Virtual Reality market. The Sweden tech firm will work with manufacturers and developers to bring consumer-grade “foveated rendering technology to both VR and PC gaming devices” – all in the name of getting rid of unnecessary tether and more immersive VR experiences.
On PC gaming, Tobii also announced, at this year’s CES, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Dying Light will be joining over 45 games powered by Tobii Eye Tracking and it won’t stop growing; Tobii is expecting 100 eye-tracking enhanced games by the end of 2017. So, for gamers who are up for eye-tracking gaming experience, there’s really no lacking of games to look forward to.
“These titles provide gamers greater immersion through a steadily growing number of gaming devices, suiting a wide variety of gamer preferences, including peripherals: Tobii EyeX, Tobii Eye Tracker 4C and SteelSeries Sentry; gaming notebooks: Alienware 17, Predator 21X and MSI GT72; and monitors: Predator Z271T, XB251HQT and XB271HUT.”
With all that being said, I guess we should dispel our doubts about eye-tracking technology being a hype. In fact, it is probably here to stay as a standard in computing, mobile or not.