Feel Everything as You Use Your Body to Control the Game
Early XIO Prototype
Revolution in Gaming
The XIO will revolutionize your gaming experience, taking the already proven motion controls and adding the critical missing piece, your sense of touch. You will experience games as you never before thought possible.
Tremendous Game Support
Novint's XIO will work with all of the existing Falcon supported titles, so it will have a tremendous amount of game support when it is launched. As with the Falcon, using Novint's new F-Gen drivers, the Xio can be used to play any PC game, and enhanced force settings for many games will be continually created.
When you receive your XIO, you haven't just bought the most advanced gaming controller on the market. You've also joined a community of gamers who are welcoming and friendly. One of the best things about the XIO is the community that goes along with it.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is XIO for sale now?
No, we are in the process of developing prototypes right now that fully incorporate forces that are comparable to the Falcon's. We do not have a release date yet.
Is XIO a consumer product? How much will it cost?
It is designed to be a consumer product. We expect it will be comparable to the Falcon in price.
How does XIO work?
You put your arm in XIO, and you can either stand in front of a TV like other motion control technologies (e.g. Kinect, Move, Wii) or you can sit at a desk and do control with your wrist movements. Unlike current motion control technologies out there, you will be able to feel what is in the game. When you shoot a gun, take a full body golf swing, jump a car, or smash a sword into a shield, you'll be able to feel what happens. When you are using wrist based movements to control the game, it has precision on par with the Falcon, and should allow users to surpass their mouse skills. It is a high precision device and there is no lag (because it is mechanical).
Will XIO have game support?
Yes, the plan is to launch XIO with full game support. We expect it will have support for most, if not all, major AAA PC titles at launch. Part of the reason we expect this, is that XIO will use the same software base as the Falcon, so all of the Falcon's game support will work with XIO. F-Gen will allow a wide variety of game support.
Will XIO work for console or mobile gaming in addition to the PC?
We are exploring those options, and we would like to support other platforms beyond the PC. XIO is ideal for console and mobile gaming (i.e. when it is streamed to a TV, for example).
Can XIO be used in applications outside of gaming, or higher end professional applications?
Definitely. We expect XIO can be used in medical applications, telerobotics, scientific visualization, physical therapy, sports training, and military simulation to name a few. Below is a video example of one type of use, where XIO is used in a professional setting. To note, the Vest and IR goggles seen in this video are not inherently part of XIO, and are being used in a custom manner specifically for the project that this video was developed for.
First Look at the XIO Gaming VR Simulator Prototype
(Note: this is only one application for XIO within a professional context. Overall, Xio is a consumer level product, and will have a wide variety of consumer level game support)