Carlsbad, Calif. – Jan. 6, 2010 – Razer, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-end precision gaming and lifestyle peripherals, has announced that they have received preliminary approval from Microsoft to develop the Razer Onza™ Professional Gaming Controller for Xbox 360® and Razer is working towards approval of a licensed Razer Chimaera™ Professional Gaming Headset for Xbox 360® designed specifically for the Xbox 360 gaming console.
“Just as we did for PC gamers, we are really looking forward to revolutionizing the world of console gaming by creating a controller and gaming headset that gives console gamers the same level of quality, precision and accuracy that they know and expect in our PC products,” said Robert “Razerguy” Krakoff, president, Razer USA. “This is a great opportunity for us to continue to give gamers the competitive edge by really listening and responding to their needs.”
Razer plans to develop the Onza Professional Gaming Controller for Xbox 360 and Chimaera Professional Gaming Headset for Xbox 360 that will provide gamers with special features to enhance the Xbox 360 gaming experience. The Razer Onza will feature Razer Hyperesponse™ buttons, analog sticks with customizable tension and a programmable multi-function button (MFB). The Razer Chimaera is equipped with a 5.1 Channel Virtual Surround sound system, a Daisy-Chain cable system and a circumaural design for optimum sound quality and comfort. These releases promise to be an exciting new endeavour as Razer makes its much anticipated debut into the world of console gaming.
Razer Onza Professional Gaming Controller for Xbox 360
The Razer Onza Professional Gaming Controller for Xbox 360 was created to improve the players Xbox 360 gaming experience with a series of special features, including Razer Hyperesponse™ buttons, designed to give faster actuation and a crisp, tactile feel.
The Razer Onza will allow gamers to vary the tension required to tilt the analog stick for maximum comfort and customization bringing an element of personal preference to the world of console gaming. Razer has also added a multi-function button (MFB) that can be mapped to act as one of the action buttons, the analog stick buttons or an auto-fire button by using a sliding selector switch on the bottom of the controller. The Razer Onza Professional Gaming Controller for Xbox 360 is further distinguished by a sharply-lit edge, for gaming that stays in style, even in the dark.