Welcome!

News Feed Item

Tobii Technology AB: Overwolf to Bring Eye-tracking Overlays to 600 Games for Launch of the SteelSeries Sentry Eye Tracker Powered by Tobii

Tobii Technology (http://j.mp/N9NJGr), the global leader in eye tracking, and premium gaming peripheral leader SteelSeries announced today that they will be giving audiences at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) Europe (http://www.gdceurope.com/) Aug. 11 to 13 and gamescom (http://www.gamescom-cologne.com/en/gamescom/home/index.php) Aug. 14 to 17 a sneak preview of eye-tracking technology and overlays in over 600 games as part of a new collaboration with top gaming software developer Overwolf (http://bit.ly/1ockBj0). The games will be available later this year in time for the launch of the new SteelSeries Sentry, a first-of-its-kind eye-tracking peripheral for gaming powered by Tobii.

“We are excited to work with the Tobii and SteelSeries teams to help us achieve our goal of making PC gaming more exciting,” said Uri Marchand, CEO of Overwolf Ltd. “We strongly believe in giving the developers and gamers the resources and empowerment to create what they want and need. Harnessing the sophistication yet simplicity of eye-tracking technology will add a tremendous benefit to the intuitive functionality of the interface for Overwolf’s community of developers and players looking to enrich their gameplay and game tools with innovative experiences.”

By working with third-party developers, Tobii and SteelSeries are ensuring that the Sentry is equipped with applications that help gamers reach a higher level of engagement. Leveraging the eye-tracking technology of Tobii and Overwolf’s overlay solutions, a new way of gaming is formed that enables players to have completely new features that will work with more than 600 popular gaming titles straight from launch.

“We are extremely excited about our collaboration with SteelSeries and Overwolf because together we are bringing an exciting new dimension to gaming,” said Carl Korobkin, vice president of OEM solutions for Tobii Technology. “It’s been amazing to see the incredible response we’ve received from game developers around the world who are quickly embracing the opportunity to take gaming to the next level with the power of eye tracking, and they are going to pave the way for the rest of the consumer electronics industry.”

At GDC Europe, Tobii will be in booth number 146, and during the show Tobii will be offering the Tobii EyeX dev kit at a limited, discounted price of €70 for developers who want to create their own games using eye tracking. Visit www.tobii.com/buy-eyex and use the code HelloGDC to receive the discount.

At gamescom, Tobii will be joining SteelSeries, Overwolf and TeamSpeak at booth number B-022 in hall 10.1. There, visitors can see demos and presentations of the newest eye-tracking capabilities that are being built into the SteelSeries Sentry. Specific presentation days/times include:

· August 13 at 3.00 p.m. CEST

· August 15 at 6.30 p.m. CEST

· August 16 at 6:30 p.m. CEST

At gamescom, Tobii and SteelSeries are also sponsoring the League of Legends tournament hosted by Overwolf and TeamSpeak (http://www.overwolf.com/lol-tournament-gamescom-2014/). Gaming teams who have previously qualified for the tournament will battle it out in the finals for four chances for a cash prize.

About Tobii Technology

Tobii Technology is the global leader in eye tracking and has accelerated the development of eye tracking in personal computing, transformed research in many fields and enabled communication for thousands of people with special needs. The company develops and delivers comprehensive eye-tracking solutions as well as OEM eye-tracking components for applications such as computers, gaming and vehicles. Founded in 2001, Tobii continues to achieve rapid annual growth and receive awards and recognition for its accomplishments. Based in Sweden, Tobii has a global presence, with offices in the U.S., China, Germany, Japan and Norway as well as a worldwide network of resellers and partners. For more information, visit www.tobii.com (http://bit.ly/1dxTy8e).

About Overwolf

Overwolf is a customizable in-game overlay platform that has been installed in over 8 million PCs. This community of hardcore PC gamers are consistently making their own apps within the Overwolf platform and sharing them. Why? Because it’s super simple and it enhances the gameplay experience of anyone’s favorite title in a personal way. From in-game chat systems to customized controls, streaming or video capture, Overwolf allows users to implement their own visions into these games and do so in a timely manner.

About SteelSeries

SteelSeries is a leading manufacturer of top quality gaming peripherals from headsets, keyboards and mice to controllers, surfaces and software. For more than a decade, SteelSeries has been on the forefront of designing and creating gear for gamers. The company’s continued innovation also comes in collaboration with the world’s leading professional gaming teams and partners. SteelSeries is a global brand that continues to support the growth of competitive gaming tournaments and electronic sports leagues through professional team sponsorships, partnerships and community support. For more information, please visit www.steelseries.com (http://steelseries.com/us/).

This information was brought to you by Cision http://news.cision.com

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that EastBanc Technologies will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. EastBanc Technologies has been working at the frontier of technology since 1999. Today, the firm provides full-lifecycle software development delivering flexible technology solutions that seamlessly integrate with existing systems – whether on premise or cloud. EastBanc Technologies partners with p...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Tintri Inc., a leading producer of VM-aware storage (VAS) for virtualization and cloud environments, will exhibit at the 18th International CloudExpo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Isomorphic Software will exhibit at SYS-CON's [email protected] at Cloud Expo New York, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Isomorphic Software provides the SmartClient HTML5/AJAX platform, the most advanced technology for building rich, high-productivity enterprise web applications for any device. SmartClient couples the industry’s broadest, deepest UI component set with a java server framework to deliver an end-...
SYS-CON Events announced today that BMC Software has been named "Siver Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2015 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. BMC is a global leader in innovative software solutions that help businesses transform into digital enterprises for the ultimate competitive advantage. BMC Digital Enterprise Management is a set of innovative IT solutions designed to make digital business fast, seamless, and optimized from mainframe to mo...
A strange thing is happening along the way to the Internet of Things, namely far too many devices to work with and manage. It has become clear that we'll need much higher efficiency user experiences that can allow us to more easily and scalably work with the thousands of devices that will soon be in each of our lives. Enter the conversational interface revolution, combining bots we can literally talk with, gesture to, and even direct with our thoughts, with embedded artificial intelligence, wh...
Companies can harness IoT and predictive analytics to sustain business continuity; predict and manage site performance during emergencies; minimize expensive reactive maintenance; and forecast equipment and maintenance budgets and expenditures. Providing cost-effective, uninterrupted service is challenging, particularly for organizations with geographically dispersed operations.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Alert Logic, Inc., the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Alert Logic, Inc., provides Security-as-a-Service for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid infrastructures, delivering deep security insight and continuous protection for customers at a lower cost than traditional security solutions. Ful...
The IoT is changing the way enterprises conduct business. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Hoffman, Vice President at EastBanc Technologies, discuss how businesses can gain an edge over competitors by empowering consumers to take control through IoT. We'll cite examples such as a Washington, D.C.-based sports club that leveraged IoT and the cloud to develop a comprehensive booking system. He'll also highlight how IoT can revitalize and restore outdated business models, making them profitable...
The essence of data analysis involves setting up data pipelines that consist of several operations that are chained together – starting from data collection, data quality checks, data integration, data analysis and data visualization (including the setting up of interaction paths in that visualization). In our opinion, the challenges stem from the technology diversity at each stage of the data pipeline as well as the lack of process around the analysis.
Many banks and financial institutions are experimenting with containers in development environments, but when will they move into production? Containers are seen as the key to achieving the ultimate in information technology flexibility and agility. Containers work on both public and private clouds, and make it easy to build and deploy applications. The challenge for regulated industries is the cost and complexity of container security compliance. VM security compliance is already challenging, ...
Designing IoT applications is complex, but deploying them in a scalable fashion is even more complex. A scalable, API first IaaS cloud is a good start, but in order to understand the various components specific to deploying IoT applications, one needs to understand the architecture of these applications and figure out how to scale these components independently. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Nara Rajagopalan is CEO of Accelerite, will discuss the fundamental architecture of IoT applications, ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Commvault, a global leader in enterprise data protection and information management, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo 2016 in New York and Silicon Valley. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 17th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty ...
As cloud and storage projections continue to rise, the number of organizations moving to the cloud is escalating and it is clear cloud storage is here to stay. However, is it secure? Data is the lifeblood for government entities, countries, cloud service providers and enterprises alike and losing or exposing that data can have disastrous results. There are new concepts for data storage on the horizon that will deliver secure solutions for storing and moving sensitive data around the world. ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MangoApps will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. MangoApps provides modern company intranets and team collaboration software, allowing workers to stay connected and productive from anywhere in the world and from any device. For more information, please visit https://www.mangoapps.com/.