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Smell-o-vision is finally being invented as company works on device
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Smell-o-vision is finally being invented as company works on device

Prepare to feel like you've stepped into Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory.

An AI-driven device is now on sale which releases certain scents to match what's going on in your movie or game.

Yup, the time is apparently now here where you don't just visually engage with a world on a screen or feel included in it via 3D glasses or an Apple Vision Pro headset, but you can now also opt into smelling the same odors in a game or movie too.

GameScent has released a device which releases up to six scents to match the odors of what you're surrounded by within a game or movie.

The description reads: "With our advanced AI, audio from your game is captured and analyzed in real time, determining the most fitting scent for each scene."

"Audio is swiftly processed in the cloud. GameScent’s AI sifts through the sound, pinpointing key cues and events.

"In mere seconds, the chosen scent is released through the atomizer, syncing perfectly with on-screen events."

On its website, GameScent lists its cartridges as being for both 'gaming and movie experiences,' 'expertly crafted' and designed to 'sync with your favorite scenes, providing a rich, multisensory journey' to fully 'immerse you in the heart of your entertainment'.

But what sort of fragrances are on offer?

The device uses AI to release the fragrances at the right time.

Well, given the style of most online games these days, it's only natural the scent selection includes the smells of gunfire and explosions.

If you were wondering just what that actually smells like, GameScent's description for gunfire reads: "Let the smoky echoes of gunshots immerse you in the adrenaline-pumping world of virtual."

What a way to romanticise something so violent eh?

The other scents are slightly nicer: forest, storm and racing cars.

Coming soon are blood, ocean, sports arena and fresh cut grass.

The website adds: "Events that trigger scents: gunfire, explosion, racing, clean air, ocean, and forest are included. Additional scents are: ocean, napalm, fresh cut grass, human exertion, blood, and big city."

Oh, and if you were worried about your room smelling like blood after a hardcore gaming sesh, fret not, because the device also features a 'Clean Air' option to 'neutralize all odors'.

Gamescent scents.

President of GameScent Casey Bunce said in a statement, as quoted by Dexerto: "Studies have shown that the sense of smell imprints in long-term memory more strongly than anything else.

"With GameScent, we’re hoping to elevate gamers’ experiences to be more exciting and memorable than they ever have been before."

The device is said to have 'total compatibility with every gaming platform and every game ever produced' whether you're on a gaming console, PC, TV or even using a VR headset.

And it's currently being sold via Amazon for $179.99, although at the time of writing is on sale for $149.99.

Topics: Entertainment, Gaming, Technology