Gesture controls have become a norm in today's gaming industry thanks to the Kinect and Leap Motion, but Tobii wants to bring eye-tracking tech into the picture as well. The company is partnering with SteelSeries to launch a gaming peripheral that lets you manipulate gameplay by simply moving your eyes.
Details are scarce at the moment, but the device will be commercially available to the mainstream market when it launches. SteelSeries is expected to reveal more information about the device over the next several months, although Tobii says the accessory will be based on the technology in its EyeX controller. [MORE: Game Changer Awards - The Most innovative Tech of 2013]
SteelSeries and Tobii haven't mentioned when the peripheral will hit the market or how much it will cost, but they're aiming for a 2014 launch. Developers can also grab the EyeX developer kit for $95 at CES, which is much cheaper than its $195 normal price tag.
We caught a glimpse of what eye-tracking tech could bring to video games after playing with Tobii's previous generation Rex eye tracker at last year's CES and during Computex in Taiwan. The peripheral would be designed to work in conjunction with other input controls rather than replacing them.