You’ve seen us talking a lot about D-BOX Motion Code here at DailyGame, generally as it relates to the Motion Coded movements in Blu-ray movies. Today, D-BOX and Electronic Arts gave us new justification for that enthusiasm: the two companies signed a deal to incorporate D-BOX’s motion-simulation technology into its upcoming Need for Speed Undercover.
The agreement, technically signed solely with EA Black Box, will allow Black Box to integrate the unique technology on the PC version alone. D-BOX Motion Code is proprietary software that powers a range of motion systems using “actuators” that provide real-time response to on-screen action.
To feel the movements, PC gamers will need special D-BOX hardware, either the platform that we use for our Blu-ray experiences or a specially designed setup that we saw in action at E3 this year.
According to D-BOX President and Chief Executive Officer Claude McMaster, this is the first of many such agreements in the video game market.
“The D-BOX technology will help bring the intense chase and over-the-top action driving sequences found in Need for Speed Undercover to life,” said Mike Rayner, Chief Technological Officer at Black Box. “For the first time, Need for Speed fans will experience what it feels like to be in the driver’s seat as cars whip around corners and weave in and out of traffic.”