PATCH 1.01 - AVAILABLE NOW
The next time you turn on your Vortx unit you will automatically get Patch 1.01. Since launch we have spent a lot of time reading other’s thoughts on Vortx, listening to our harshest critics and playing as many games as time allows. Our goal remains to create the best possible product so that you can FEEL the action in your games and media. To that end we are pleased to announce some upgrades going live this November free to all Vortx owners:
ALGORITHM IMPROVEMENTS (HEAT)
Improved accuracy for tracking and triggering fire and heat source via:
--> Computer Vision - Vortx now tracks and follows fire on screen to trigger heat.
--> Machine Learning - Trains the engine so the algorithm can continue to understand with greater accuracy what is a true trigger of heat and what is false.
Currently the EX Algorithm uses probabilistic equations to determine whether a heat source is true. Adding Computer Vision and Machine Learning to pattern match heat sources will improve triggering and mis-triggering immediately. This addition serves as a framework for future developments by providing a significant path to improved accuracy across all media and inputs. Greater immersion, improved presence and more “WOW” in your wow game moments.
For example, in CoD: BO4 Blackout we found occurrences of UI elements and their respective sound effects triggering heat which was a mistake on our part. The engine was reading the color pallet of the notification and matching it to the sound profile and mistakenly giving heat. Now with the addition of computer vision we capture those notification images and via machine learning sort it into a false category and the algorithm gets smarter and learns, not to trigger in those instances.