Avalanche Studios and Expansive Worlds today made available state- of-the-art eye tracking in theHunter, through a partnership with Tobii Tech. With the Tobii EyeX eye tracking controller, you are able to simultaneously travel in one direction while looking in another – just as you would in the wild.
With best-in-class graphics powered by the award-winning Avalanche Engine, theHunter is the most realistic hunting game ever created. More than five million players are registered to hunt brown bear, coyote, moose and more from the French Alps to the Australian Outback with over 300 weapons and pieces of hunting equipment at their disposal.
Download theHunter with Tobii eye tracking and purchase your Tobii EyeX here for just $99 (regular price $139) using the code “TheHunter”. With Tobii EyeX you’ll receive a special bundle in theHunter which includes a 14 day membership, 12 GA Pump Action Shotgun, Male Mallard Decoys, Waterfowl Blind and a Sneaky 3D Summer Swamp outfit.
Using traditional controls, you navigate the same as always, except now, as you look to the left of the environment so will your character – all without breaking stride. The technology is called ‘Infinite Screen’ as you are no longer restricted to the size of your monitor to explore the territory freely. As a player, you feel more immersed in your environment, and you have the ability to become more aware of your surroundings – an essential skill in theHunter.
“Once we saw the way our community responded to the implementation of ‘Infinite Screen’ technology in theHunter: Primal, we knew we had to bring eye tracking to theHunter as well” said Avalanche Studios CEO Pim Holfve. “Our goal with theHunter is to create the most realistic hunting simulator ever. Eye tracking provides one of the most immersive experiences available to gamers today. Combining the two was a no-brainer.”
“We’re very excited to expand our relationship with Avalanche Studios and Expansive Worlds” said Oscar Werner, Tobii Tech President. “Their desire to create wholly immersive experiences for their players is a testament to the gaming industry’s growing support of the unique features eye tracking enables. Avalanche Studios and Expansive Worlds have already created an incredible experience with theHunter and ‘Infinite Screen’. We can’t wait to see what they dream up next.”
For more information about theHunter, please contact Avalanche Studios at [email protected]. For more information regarding Tobii Tech, please contact Stephan Floyd at [email protected]. Review options are available for media and influencers.
About Avalanche Studios
Avalanche Studios is the original creator of the award-winning Just Cause franchise, and is currently working on Mad Max (published by Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment) and Just Cause 3 (published by Square Enix), both slated for release in 2015. The studio has created acclaimed twin stick shooter Renegade Ops (published by SEGA) and self-published free-to-play service theHunter (developed by subsidiary Expansive Worlds) with more than 5 million registered players across 190 countries. Avalanche Studios, which is based in Stockholm and New York City, was founded in 2003 by Christofer Sundberg and Linus Blomberg. The studio develops games built on its proprietary technology, the Avalanche Engine, enabling huge open worlds filled with emergent gameplay. More information is available at www.avalanchestudios.com.
About Tobii Tech
Tobii Tech is a business unit of Tobii (STO: TOBII), the global leader in eye-tracking. Tobii Tech focuses on taking Tobii’s leading eye-tacking technology to high-volume markets including computers, gaming devices, vehicles and medical devices. Its customers integrate Tobii’s eye-tracking technology into various devices and applications and take these products to market under their brand and channel. For more information, please visit www.tobii.com/tech.