Philips amBX Upgrade for Ship Simulator 2008
Wouldn't it be great if you could play Ship Simulator and actually feel the wind on your face, the rumbling of the engines below, and the impact of oncoming thunderstorms as if you were actually standing on deck? Leading developer VSTEP and Philips makes this all possible by releasing an upgrade, which enables Philips' amBX technology in the best-selling Ship Simulator 2008 game. Published by Lighthouse Interactive, Ship Simulator 2008 is available on PC worldwide.
Ship Simulator 2008 with amBX will feature variable speed fan effects to simulate wind speed and direction as players sail their vessels through the different environments. LED Light Effects - across a 16 million color range - will deliver immersive weather light effects, including sunlight, sunsets and lightning storms. Rumble effects will be featured to simulate ship engines, vessel collisions, and roaring thunder during storms, giving players a true feeling of captaining a ship in a host of different circumstances. The upgrade is suitable for players with v1.4.2. of Ship Simulator 2008 and the official add-on Ship Simulator 2008: New Horizons and is compatible with all available language versions.

Short for ‘ambient experiences', amBX reinvents the gameplay experience by extending the traditional gaming world outside of the screen and into the real world. amBX delivers full ‘surround senses' by allowing developers to use light, color, sound, rumble and even air flow through enabled devices, including the Philips amBX PC Gaming Peripherals range of LED color-controlled lighting, rumble peripherals, and variable speed desktop fans.

VSTEP's CTO Pjotr van Schothorst said, "We are excited about enabling Philips' amBX technology in Ship Simulator 2008. Striving to create high quality games and simulations, we are constantly innovating our products and the enhanced gameplay sensation created by amBX will provide our audience with an even more immersive experience of Ship Simulator 2008."

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