World of Warcraft Drivers Coming for Novint Falcon
WoW Drivers, Other AAA Titles Brings Falcon Compatibility to Over 30 Million Users
Novint Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: NVNT), the pioneer of 3D touch for consumer computing, announced today that they are developing 3D touch software drivers for World of Warcraft (WoW), which has over 10 million users. Novint plans to release the drivers for the award-winning Falcon game controller, which allows users to feel realistic game actions, objects, environments and force feedback, later this year. The drivers, built using WoW's LUA Scripting system, will let players feel their character's actions, spells, enemy attacks and other interactions dramatically enhancing the gaming experience. Novint is also integrating a unique interface in the game which gives players easy access to a customizable selection of spells and other game inventory items, allowing players to intuitively map up to 36 actions to Falcon movements with an in game User-Interface.
The Falcon is essentially a small robot that replaces a mouse or joystick, allowing players to feel high-fidelity three-dimensional touch in enabled games. The WoW drivers will be distributed at www.novint.com and from NVeNT(TM), Novint's interface to Falcon games, information, software updates, unique content, and community. A full copy of the game must be owned to use the drivers.
"The Falcon gives WoW players a totally immersive experience that we believe takes the game to a new level. Players feel their game actions and can easily cast spells and make attacks using our innovative interface." said Novint CEO, Tom Anderson. "Coupled with our recent partnerships with EA and Valve Software, we now offer Falcon compatibility to a user base of over 30 million people."
Novint is currently taking advance reservations for a special Falcon Orange Box bundle, due later this year. The bundle will include the new Black Falcon, Pistol Grip, and a touch-enabled version of The Orange Box (a $248.98 value) for $189.99. Reservations may be placed on the company's website (www.novint.com). Falcon games include: Madden NFL 08, NBA Live 08, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 08, Need for Speed(TM) Pro Street, Battlefield 2(TM) and Battlefield 2142(TM), Counter-Strike: Source®, the Half-Life® 2 series (including Half-Life® 2, Episode One, and Episode Two), Team Fortress® 2, Portal(TM) and the highly anticipated Left 4 DeadTM A complete list of games may be viewed at www.novint.com. The Novint Falcon ($189.99 MSRP) is available at Fry's Electronics, J&R Music World, TigerDirect, CompUSA, CompUSA.com, GoGamer.com, Circuitcity.com, Amazon.com, NovintFalcon.com, and specialty retailers nationwide.
Novint (OTCBB: NVNT) develops, markets, and licenses technology that adds high-fidelity interactive 3D touch to computing. For more information visit: www.novint.com.
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