Learn a bit more about the heartbeat-sensing TopShot Fearmaster gun for Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013

A few weeks ago, Activision announced Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013 along with a brand new TopShot Fearmaster gun accessory that has a heartbeat sensor built right in (PS3, Xbox 360 version only).

So while playing the game and using the new accessory, the calmer you are, the better your in-game accuracy and shooting performance, and the less effort it takes to shoot a “dangerous” animal in the face.

They released some new information on how the Fearmaster accessory actually works, for those really interested.

  • Control Your Fear – This innovative controller utilizes two heartbeat monitors, as well as a motion sensor, to track your heart rate and your subtle movements. If the player?s heart rate is high and hand is unsteady, their view on screen will be blurred making it more difficult to aim. As a player settles, the scope will sharpen and the animal?s vitals will appear so players can fire their weapon with greater accuracy. (See accompanying screenshot for side-by-side comparison)
  • What?s the Technology? – The Top Shot Fearmaster is powered by unique sensor fusion technology that merges input from a heart rate monitor and an infrared camera. The software searches for specific breathing-induced patterns in the player?s heartbeat and correlates them with hand stability to determine the player?s focus level and how likely they are to line up the kill shot.

The PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii title is scheduled for an October 23rd release for $79.99 for the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions with the Fearmaster, and $59.99 for the Wii version with the Fearmaster.  The game will be available by itself for $39.99/$29.99 depending on the version.

Take a look at a selection of new screens.

Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013 screens: