The smells and tastes of an awesome online game

Vector illustration showing the taste and smell of innovative sensory games.
Picture: Samar Haddad / The Verge

As video video games and flicks turn out to be extra immersive, it might begin to turn out to be obvious what sensations are lacking within the expertise. Is there a degree in Gran Turismo that you simply want you could possibly scent the burning rubber and engine exhaust? Would an expertise enjoying beer pong in Horizon Worlds not be full except you could possibly style the hops?

On this episode of The Vergecast, the newest in our miniseries in regards to the 5 senses of video video games, we’re tackling the subjects of scent and style in video video games — and whether or not both might truly improve the digital expertise for players. In different phrases: Smellovision is again for a brand new technology of media.

First, we check out a product (truly that can be purchased as we speak) referred to as the GameScent, an AI-powered…

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