amBX accepted into PS3 Tools & Middleware Programme

amBX accepted into PS3 Tools & Middleware Programme

By Ed Fear

February 4th 2009 at 3:50PM

Ambient tech reaches major milestone as it gets its first console outing

amBX has been granted a Tools & Middleware Licence by Sony Computer Entertainment, making its ambient technology available to PS3 developers.

Already available as a free SDK for PC developers, now PS3 users will be able to use the various amBX peripherals - which encompass light, colour, sound, rumble and air flow - to enhance the immersiveness of their games.

“This is a major milestone in the development of amBX as a ubiquitous standard for entertainment sensory experiences,” said Jo Cooke, chief marketing officer of amBX.

“amBX has already proved incredibly popular and successful within the PC games, music, movies and apps markets and the Tools & Middleware License agreement with SCEI will allow us to bring amazing light, rumble, sound and air movement experiences to game users.”