- Jonas Eriksson
- September 10, 2018 | 4 min
Get the Ultimate Tomb Raider Experience with Eye Tracking
She’s back! Two years after the release of Rise of the Tomb Raider, Lara Croft is still… rising. The new release is the third part and final part of the series’ rebooted origin story, so you know things will get intense as she completes her journey from inexperienced youngster to intrepid explorer.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider is packed with more action, more adventure and improved eye tracking features designed to increase the game flow in subtle but powerful ways. I can honestly say this might be the best eye tracking game implementation Tobii’s ever done! (Although I do tend to think that’s the case with every new release…)
Improved Eye Tracking Gameplay
There’s a lot we learned from the eye tracking implementation in Rise of the Tomb Raider, and of course, the technology keeps improving so fast that two years can feel like ancient history.
New tech, coupled with valuable user feedback and UX research helped us take the eye tracking experience further in Shadow of the Tomb Raider. We’ve developed exclusive new features and improved upon existing ones to work seamlessly with the gameplay.
Ladies and gentleman, we’re proud to present the 6 eye tracking features in the game:
1. Survival Instinct Awareness
Survival Instinct Awareness in Shadow of the Tomb Raider
A true game-changer in the Tomb Raider franchise, Survival Instinct lets you get a feel for the threats and opportunities around you. And with eye tracking this works more seamlessly because it responds to your natural gaze. Traps, tools and other relevant objects are highlighted when you look at them.
What makes this feature even better is that you can customize the intensity and responsiveness of the highlight and make it more subtle or more obvious. So it’s not just awesome, but also adjustable.
2. Aim at Gaze
Aim at Gaze in Shadow of the Tomb Raider
The Aim at Gaze feature has been reimagined and tweaked to work smoothly in the gameplay, empowering players to use their sharp senses to get to their targets with more precision — and stealth.
You just need to look at the enemy you want to shoot at and the crosshair will point in their direction. It takes skill and focus to guarantee a headshot, so make sure to keep them well in sight.
3. Throw at Gaze
Throw at Gaze in Shadow of the Tomb Raider
4. Extended View
Extended View in Shadow of the Tomb Raider
One of the most popular eye tracking features, Extended View is a very simple and effective way of increasing game immersion.
When the game camera moves around according to where you look, you take in the environment very naturally, almost as if you were really there.
5. Character Awareness
Character Awareness in Shadow of the Tomb Raider
This feature also increases immersion and realism by making characters in the game sense (and respond to) you when you look at them.
Really nice way to get that one-on-one interaction going. (But don’t forget: it’s rude to stare.)
6. Trap Awareness
Trap Awareness in Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Available with gamepad only, this feature makes the controller vibrate when you set your eyes on a trap. Just to warn you of the dangers in sight.
Ready to elevate your game experience? Head on over to Tobii Gaming to get your eye tracking bundle! 👇
Curious to see more? Watch the video below to learn more about the development of the main eye tracking features in the game:
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