Virtual reality gets its own ‘smellovision’ system

Virtual reality has been a major headline-grabber for the past week, but one company at GDC is taking it in a rather unexpected direction: right up your nostrils.

Tech company Feelreal has invented a form of ‘smellovision’ for virtual reality users in the form of a mask that emits scents appropriate to whatever’s happening in the game, according toThe Verge.

The device features a range of functions designed to create realistic feedback for the player, including small heaters, air coolers, misters and a vibration engine. It also features a lip-shaped microphone for voice-activated games.

Develop has more details.

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