Looks Like Razer is Working on Virtual Reality, Too

For those of you now looking for virtual reality alternatives after the Facebook acquisition of Oculus Rift, it appears Razer is about to take a seat at the VR table.

Shortly after Minecraft creator and Rift backer Markus “Notch” Persson publicly pulled his support of Oculus after Facebook shelled out $2 billion for the company, Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan responded via Twitter:

No further details from Razer at this point. We’ve contacted the company for comment and will update this post with any response. One thing is for sure: if there was ever a perfect time to make an announcement about a new virtual reality project, now would be it.

At GDC 2014 last week, Sony unveiled its own PlayStation 4 VR headset, codenamed Morpheus. Microsoft has also stated that it has been tinkering with VR tech for some time, but it has yet to make any official announcements about virtual reality on the Xbox One.

Oculus, Sony, Razer, and most likely Microsoft. It seems there will be plenty of VR choices in the not-too-distant near future.

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6 Comments on Looks Like Razer is Working on Virtual Reality, Too

SweetPea

On March 26, 2014 at 12:05 pm

Razer VR headset? That sounds interesting, I’ve always liked the Razer products, and they’re a true gaming company, which Oculus apparently isn’t.

quicktooth

On March 27, 2014 at 4:46 am

Ahhhh yes. Perfect timing. I’ve heard of Razer peripherals and they’re supposed to be great :D . Well. Maybe gaming’s immediate future *isn’t* slipping through our fingers, after all :D . To Razer- please PLEASE do help out. Gamers need you if VR isn’t to slip into being a corporatized soulless monstrosity!

SweetPea

On March 27, 2014 at 7:42 am

Yes, Razer peripherials are great. I’ve had my Razer Deathadder for over 2 years now and it’s still working perfectly, best gaming mouse I’ve ever had. I would definitely be interested in Razer VR.

thedog

On March 27, 2014 at 9:14 am

Worst gaming equipment ever. Over priced and pure cr-ap too boot. My keyboard has never work right. The whole keyboard would freeze up on me. I would have to unplug it to try to get it too work. It would also call up my media player and wouldn’t stop. I read they have this problem a lot, so I was able to find a quick fix. I had to tape a nickel over the touch spot on my keyboard to stop it. Yeah wonderful stuff,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,if you like cr-ptastic stuff.
Don’t believe me. Go and google razer. Just look at what people have to say about they’re stuff. It sucks hard.

quicktooth

On April 3, 2014 at 9:11 pm

I’ve since heard that the Razer peripheral I thought was so great (the Hydra) was actually just Razer “publishing” some other company’s device. That company has since gone on to get their product to market (under another name) by themselves, and no longer need or use Razer’s help. My exitement may have been premature. :(

quicktooth

On April 3, 2014 at 9:12 pm

Edit: Oops, missed a point: Which is that I’ve also heard terrible things about all Razer’s own products. Oh dear.