Assassin’s Creed used to demonstrate eye-tracking control technology

By Brenna Hillier, Wednesday, 3 June 2015 06:01 GMT

Assassin’s Creed is one of a number of experiences you can control by moving your eyeballs. What.

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An Assassin’s Creed game is part of a suite of demos touring with MSI to show off its new partnership with Tobii, an eye-tracking tech firm.

Engadget got hands-on – or rather, hands-off – with the demo at the Computex trade show in Taipei, and reported on the experience:

The trio of short-range infrared sensors monitors your eye movement, which allows you to adjust your field of vision to where you want to in the game. Instead of rotating the camera with a mouse or buttons, you simply look to where you want to, and the detection software kicks in and sweeps the camera to where you (more often than not) want it to.

If you have a Tobii controller at home you can try this for yourself with the PC version of Assassin’s Creed: Rogue, but now that MSI is planning to build the tech into its laptops it’s likely this kind of support will be expanded to more games – and more interesting implementations.

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