Immersion's TouchSense® Force solution adds haptics to Yomuneco's
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ:IMMR), the leading developer and licensor
of touch feedback technology, today announced it has signed an end-user
license agreement with Tokyo-based Yomuneco, Inc., which is an
equity-method company of gumi Inc. The agreement enables Yomuneco to add
tactile feedback to its gaming applications using Immersion's
TouchSense® Force solution for the Unreal® Engine design tool. Yomuneco
is now developing a new VR role-playing game which is scheduled to be
released in 2018.
With Immersion's TouchSense Force solution, Yomuneco can develop haptic
effects for its games and gaming platforms to create rich,
multi-dimensional user experiences.
"The sense of touch is an essential part of the digital experience in
gaming, creating presence and a sense of immersion with realistic
sensations that transport gamers into a virtual world," said Nobumitsu
Shimada, Immersion's Representative Director and Country Manager, Japan.
"We are proud to have Yomuneco as a licensee and look forward to its
next-generation gaming and VR applications, enhanced with our TouchSense
Immersion has a long and rich history in the gaming industry. For more
than 20 years, it has enabled game developers and peripheral
manufacturers to differentiate their products with high-quality touch
effects. In February 2017, Immersion announced TouchSense Force solution
for gaming and virtual reality, allowing game developers and peripheral
manufacturers to take their products to a whole new level. With
TouchSense Force solution, game developers can create sensations of
pushing, pulling, grasping, and pulsing with high-quality touch effects
in their games and devices.
Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) is the leading innovator of touch
feedback technology, also known as haptics. The company provides
technology solutions for creating immersive and realistic experiences
that enhance digital interactions by engaging users' sense of touch.
With more than 2,500 issued or pending patents, Immersion's technology
has been adopted in more than 3 billion digital devices, and provides
haptics in mobile, automotive, advertising, gaming, medical and consumer
electronics products. Immersion is headquartered in San Jose, California
with offices worldwide. Learn more at www.immersion.com.
Yomuneco Inc. is a specialized company of VR game development and is an
equity-method company of gumi who has created numerous hit titles in
Japan and abroad by mobile online game. Yomuneco released the VR escape
game "Enigma Sphere" released in 2016, has developed an arcade version
at the Umeda Joypolis of the indoor entertainment park of CA Sega
Joypolis Ltd. and is gaining high popularity. Currently, they are
developing a new VR role playing game scheduled to be released in 2018.
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" that involve
risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions that, if they never
materialize or prove incorrect, could cause the results of Immersion
Corporation and its consolidated subsidiaries to differ materially from
those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.
All statements, other than the statements of historical fact, are
statements that may be deemed forward-looking statements, including, but
not limited to, the statement regarding the benefits of using
Immersions' TouchSense Force solution, along with the statement
regarding Yomuneco's release of haptically enabled next-generation
gaming and VR applications and the impact on Immersion's business.
Immersion's actual results might differ materially from those stated or
implied by such forward-looking statements due to risks and
uncertainties associated with Immersion's business, which include, but
are not limited to: unanticipated difficulties and challenges
encountered in product development efforts by Immersion and its
licensees (including Yomuneco); unanticipated changes in the gaming
industry; unanticipated difficulties and challenges encountered in
implementation efforts by Immersion's licensees; adverse outcomes in any
future intellectual property-related litigation and the costs related
thereto; the effects of the current macroeconomic climate; delay in or
failure to achieve adoption of or commercial demand for Immersion's
products or third party products incorporating Immersion's technologies;
and a delay in or failure to achieve the acceptance of touch feedback as
a critical user experience. Many of these risks and uncertainties are
beyond the control of Immersion.
For a more detailed discussion of these factors, and other factors that
could cause actual results to vary materially, interested parties should
review the risk factors listed in Immersion's most current Form 10-K,
and Form 10-Q, both of which are on file with the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements in this press
release reflect Immersion's beliefs and predictions as of the date of
this release. Immersion disclaims any obligation to update these
forward-looking statements as a result of financial, business, or any
other developments occurring after the date of this release.
Immersion, TouchSense, TouchSense Force and the Immersion logo are
trademarks of Immersion Corporation in the United States and other
countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective
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