Ubisoft’s Battle Tag hits the FCC, brings Lazer Tag to the 21st century


Anyone over the age of 30 probably remembers the Lazer Tag phenomenon of the late 1980s and early 1990s.  The game included laser emitting guns and laser detecting vests, allowing players to virtually shoot each other in a futuristic game of tag.

While laser tag-style game centers continued to pop up in the late 1990s, with many still existing today, few home-based games have really took hold since Lazer Tag shut its doors in the late 1990s.  Ubisoft wants to change that, however, with its Battle Tag laser game system, which passed through the FCC today.

Like Lazer Tag, Battle Tag relies on laser emitting guns and laser detecting vests.  However, Battle Tag adds ammunition to the mix – players need to rearm themselves with virtual ammunition cartridges, rather than just riding the trigger without consequence.  Battle Tag also has team modes that are managed through a separate USB sensor called UBI Connect.

You can purchase the Battle Tag system here.  Pricing starts at $130, with expansion packs available from $20 to $60.



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