PS3 to get amBX technology

Sony signs new licensing deal.

Sony has signed a deal that will see PS3 games working with amBX technology in the future.

Billed as an "ambient experiences technology", amBX was originally developed in the UK by Philips Research. Special peripherals are used to create "real-world sensory experiences" by enhancing your gaming with light, colour, rumble and air flow.

The technology was developed with the PC in mind, but now Sony Computer Entertainment has now signed a tools and middleware licensing agreement for PS3.

"This is a major milestone in the development of amBX as a ubiquitous standard for entertainment sensory experiences," said amBX's Jo Cooke. "The agreement with SCEI will allow us to bring amazing light, rumble, sound and air movement experiences to game users."

Sony has yet to name the first games to get the amBX treatment.

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