SteelSeries’ GameSense Software Gathers In-Game Information To Display On Keyboard
SteelSeries is known for its implementation of custom lighting on keyboards, some may think there isn’t much left to innovate in this sector but SteelSeries has come up with “GameSense” to make life a bit easier for PC gamers all around.
It’s a software based technology that is now available as a beta. GameSense uses SteelSeries’ technology to show in-game information on the keyboards.
To get a better idea of how things will work, check out the video above, that shows GameSense in action using Counter Strike: Global Offensive.
You can see that the keyboard stores information related to ammo, armor and health. You’ll notice that at the start of the match, all of the rows were completely lit. However, as the round goes on and the player is out of ammo, taking more damage, number of lit keys is reduced.
When there is only one key lit, it indicates near death or a need to reload your weapon. The keyboard also tracks headshots and kills stats.
Moreover, access to GoLisp coding language is provided in order to add more information and lighting to work on the keyboard.
The downside of GameSense is the limited games it supports. For now, there are only two games – CS: GO and Minecraft – supported by GameSense.
But the good news is that the company is making an effort to make it easier for developers to add support for GameSense, so we can expect support in a wide-range of titles in the future.