The 10-point capacitive touch display on the Nintendo Switch has special targeted haptic feedback software which enables a unique gameplay experience. Although the company has not revealed any specifics regarding this technology and it is not something new, it has been told that the Switch uses the TrueSense software SDK platform.
“For over 20 years, Immersion has been delivering haptic technology that brings the sense of touch to digital content, creating experiences that are engaging, impactful and ultimately, more real. Our tools, deep expertise and intellectual property make high-quality haptics possible.”
It will be interesting to see how this technology will improves gameplay experience on the Nintendo Switch.
“Once it is adapted to the Nintendo Switch system, game developers will be able to use Immersion’s TouchSense software suite to design games for the Nintendo Switch system. Immersion’s TouchSense software will help developers provide immersive touch-based gaming controls to players around the world.
“Game developers have long known that adding the sense of touch to games heightens the experience and keeps players engaged. Recent research shows that utilizing haptics technology in the gaming experience increases satisfaction and enjoyment during gameplay. With the Nintendo Switch system, game developers can now leverage the sense of touch, providing game players an incredible tactile experience that isn’t currently available on any other game system.”
We have seen some interesting games that are coming out for the Nintendo Switch like 1-2 Switch and this is something relatively new where gamers will not be looking at the screen in order to play the game but the opposing player instead.
Looking at how this has not been brought into the spotlight by the company it is possible that there are some details that Nintendo has not mentioned. The launch is not too far away so we will find out soon enough.