Israel Uses Xbox Controller In Tanks To Make War Feels More Like A Video Game

Aadhya Khatri - Aug 01, 2020


Israel Uses Xbox Controller In Tanks To Make War Feels More Like A Video Game

Israel is experimenting with a new military vehicle prototype using an Xbox controller, which somewhat turns war into a video game

Israel is experimenting with a new military vehicle prototype using a wide array of technology, including an Xbox controller, allowing soldiers to maneuver the vehicle like they play a video game.

The tank was the creation of Israel Aerospace Industries, which gathers input from both teenage civilians and Israeli Defense Force to develop a military system more familiar to the younger generation.

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Israel is experimenting with a new military vehicle prototype using a wide array of technology, including an Xbox controller

Apart from the Xbox controller, designers of the tank also took hints from the display of most current first-person shooter, which shows information like ammo supplies, available weaponry, and map.

According to Col. Udi Tzur, Israeli battalion commander, controlling the tank isn’t exactly like you are playing Fortnite but the experience is similar enough so that young soldiers can apply their gaming skills to combats. He also expressed amazement at how quickly soldiers get used to the system.

However, to achieve a simpler interface like what we have with first-person shooter games like Fortnite, there is a more sophisticated mechanism underneath and what Israel Aerospace Industries did was to offer controlling system soldiers can easily understand and use.

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According to Col. Udi Tzur, Israeli battalion commander, controlling the tank isn’t exactly like you are playing Fortnite but the experience is similar enough

No matter how impressive this invention might seem, it’s still an instrument for wars and killing.

Now, when battles feel more and more like a gaming session to soldiers, the ones behind the wheel of these killing machines are spared of the psychological reality of taking lives.

By turning many people’s favorite hobbies into a way of killing, Israel might be on the way to prepare their soldiers to mow down other humans without feeling remorse because it feels just like a game to them.

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