Razer Hydra Expands Game List, Including Giveaway!
Razer, in collaboration with motion technology company Sixense Entertainment, have recently announced an increased game list moving to include Valve titles such as, Left 4 Dead 2, Half-Life 2, and Team Fortress 2 using the Razer Hydra motion sensing controller. Future Valve titles Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will also support full motion play with the Razer Hydra.
Additionally, Sixense and Valve have now integrated Sixense MotionCreatorTM 2.0 software with Valve’s Steam gaming platform, enabling backward compatibility for motion gaming with the Razer Hydra for over 250 of the most popular titles on Steam. Now, Steam users will receive automatic motion control updates for current and future game titles, and a new in-game overlay allows gamers to view control maps for the Razer Hydra as they play.
Robert ‘RazerGuy’ Krakoff, President, Razer USA said:
“The Razer Hydra’s magnetic motion-sensing technology is the fastest and most precise to deliver a level of gaming immersion other motion-sensing tech in the industry right now can only dream of. Gamers are going to experience Valve’s new and legacy games in an amazing and fun way.”
Amir Rubin, CEO and Co-Founder, Sixense added:
“Sixense is excited to bring the Razer Hydra motion gaming experience to the Steam community. By wrapping Sixense MotionCreator inside Steam, the PC and Mac gaming platform of choice for both gamers and developers, we are able to provide plug-and-play functionality for the Razer Hydra to showcase our innovative motion gaming modes across game genres.”
The Razer Hydra use an electromagnetic field to track your hand movements as you hold two ultra-precise motion sensing controllers. Because the Razer Hydra tracks the position of your hands down to a millimeter and degree, saving the world in Half-Life 2, cutting down zombies in Left 4 Dead 2, and pushing the cart in Team Fortress 2 will be a highly intuitive and immersive affair.
Now we get to the part that you are holding out for:
We have SOME Razer Hydra to give away, if you want to win this great addition to your hardware arsenal tell us in 25 words or less what PC game you would like to see motion controls integrated into and why; top creative responces will be annocnced and recive one Hydra. The email you need to send it to is competitions[at]astirgaming.com, the competition ends on 25th of May 2012 at 23:59 GMT. If you have any questions you can shoot us a tweet at @astirgaming