Immersion Brings Console-Style Tactile Effects to Razer Edge Tablet
Gamepad controller transforms Razer Edge into a mobile console, allowing
on-the-go gaming with immersive tactile feedback
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- January 31, 2013
Immersion Corporation (Nasdaq:IMMR), the leading developer and licensor of
touch feedback technology, today announced that its tactile feedback
technology has been incorporated into the gamepad controller for the Razer
Edge tablet. The Razer Edge swept every CNET 2013 award for which it was
nominated at the recent Consumer Electronics Show: “Best of Show,” “People’s
Voice” (as voted by the CNET audience), and “Gaming.”
“As gaming platforms become mobile, we know the gaming community won’t
compromise on the quality and experience they have come to expect from
consoles,” explains Robert Lacroix, vice president of engineering at
Immersion. “Immersion’s tactile effects provide high-quality feedback in
hundreds of millions of controllers for PC and console games. The Razer Edge’s
thoughtful design delivers the power to enjoy the most advanced PC games at
full capacity, and ensures the mobile experience will be as immersive as a
By using a Windows 8 operating system with Intel architecture, the Razer Edge
ensures that the broadest array of today’s most popular PC games will run
natively on it without the need to be ported, optimized, or developed anew. By
incorporating Immersion’s tactile effects for its gamepad controller, the
tablet creates an immersive gaming experience while in mobile console mode.
“We used a crowdsourcing approach to develop the Razer Edge, ensuring we
delivered all the power and capabilities gamers expect from a mobile
platform,” explains Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder, CEO, and creative
director. “That thinking extends to the unprecedented power and striking
visual design of the Razer Edge, as well as to the audio and tactile
experience. The tactile effects incorporated into the Razer Edge gamepad
controller make mobile gaming more lifelike and engrossing.”
The Razer Edge will be available in Q1, 2013.
About the Razer Edge
It’s a tablet. It’s a PC. It’s a console. It’s all of the above: a
full-feature PC and the most powerful tablet in the world. What’s more, it has
four modes specially designed for gamers and is able to run all PC games and
applications. PC gamers helped design the most powerful tablet in the world
today, the only system of its kind utilizing technology from both Intel and
NVIDIA. Powerful 3^rd generation Intel® Core processors will help ensure even
the most advanced PC games will function at full capacity, and the NVIDIA
GeForce graphics will offer striking visual clarity – a first for tablet
gaming and a godsend for the world’s 300 million-plus PC gamers.
For more information about The Razer Edge, please visit
About Immersion (www.immersion.com)
Founded in 1993, Immersion (NASDAQ: IMMR) is the leading innovator in haptic
technology; the company's touch feedback solutions deliver a more compelling
sense of the digital world. Using Immersion's high-fidelity haptic systems,
partners can transform user experiences with unique and customizable touch
feedback effects; excite the senses in games, videos and music; restore
"mechanical" feel by providing intuitive and unmistakable confirmation;
improve safety by overcoming distractions while driving or performing a
medical procedure; and expand usability when audio and visual feedback are
ineffective. Immersion's TouchSense technology provides haptics in mobile
phone, automotive, gaming, medical and consumer electronics products from
world-class companies. With over 1,300 issued or pending patents in the U.S.
and other countries, Immersion helps bring the digital universe to life. Hear
what we have to say at blog.immersion.com.
ABOUT THE RAZER™ GROUP:
Razer™ is the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware. Founded in
1998, with its headquarters in Carlsbad, California, the company has offices
in nine cities around the globe. Used by the most demanding professional
gamers who compete in global tournaments. Razer provides gamers with the
unfair advantage of cutting-edge technology and award-winning design. We live
by our motto: For Gamers. By Gamers. ™
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" that involve risks
and uncertainties, as well as assumptions that, if they never materialize or
prove incorrect, could cause the results of Immersion Corporation and its
consolidated subsidiaries to differ materially from those expressed or implied
by such forward-looking statements.
All statements, other than the statements of historical fact, are statements
that may be deemed forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to,
statements regarding features and performance of the Razer Edge, as well as
the statement that the Razer Edge will be available in Q1, 2013.
Immersion's actual results might differ materially from those stated or
implied by such forward-looking statements due to risks and uncertainties
associated with Immersion's business, which include, but are not limited to:
unanticipated difficulties and challenges encountered in product development
efforts by Immersion and its licensees; unanticipated difficulties and
challenges that may affect the timing of the Razer Edge’s launch; adverse
outcomes in any future intellectual property-related litigation and the costs
related thereto; the effects of the current macroeconomic climate; delay in or
failure to achieve commercial demand for Immersion's products or third party
products incorporating Immersion's technologies; and a delay in or failure to
achieve the acceptance of force feedback as a critical user experience. Many
of these risks and uncertainties are beyond the control of Immersion.
For a more detailed discussion of these factors, and other factors that could
cause actual results to vary materially, interested parties should review the
risk factors listed in Immersion's most current Form 10-Q, which is on file
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as of the date of this release. Immersion disclaims any obligation to update
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