>> Friday, January 11, 2008
Philips announced that Ubisoft games are going to use amBX technology, the last bit of gaming involvement Philips has after CD-i. Talks started over a year ago and what they already decided is that Far Cry 2 and Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway will be compatible with the wind and light effects amBX adds to PC games. Philips also announced console versions will be available in the near future. Although amBX is part of Philips, I read here it operates independent of Philips. Their HQ is in UK and Philips is the main customer, which means Philips has a license on amBX to produce amBX hardware. This would mean other companies are able to get a amBX license as well, something that is going to happen according to this blog. They also revealed Brothers in Arms will get a special extra [level?] something to do with Philips and Eindhoven (their hometown). Sounds promising to me, I'll keep you posted.