Razer is set to stun MechWarrior fans with an all new concept controller for the upcoming MechWarrior Online. Razer, Piranha and Infinite Games Publishing have collaborated to bring fans what looks to be one impressive unit.
The controller is inspired by the BattleMech and promises to immerse the player in the cockpit. This hulking monster of a controller is not expected to come cheap. The unit has an ergonomically adjustable form factor and inter-device communication so other control options are available with the Artemis. The most intriguing thing to me was the built in display which will show critical data like radar and weapon info. The unit will also feature full force feedback.
“The original MechWarrior PC game franchise was a formative milestone for my gaming growing up,” said Robert “RazerGuy” Krakoff, President of Razer USA. “When it was announced that a new MechWarrior Online was in the works, Razer was more than excited for the opportunity to collaborate with Piranha Games and Infinite Game Publishing. We’re going to bring our own take to a concept controller that will pave the way for a new generation of robot destruction.”
Russ Bullock, President of Piranha Games said, “It is my pleasure to work with Razer in designing an exclusive MechWarrior Online gaming peripheral. MechWarrior Online is a title that fans have been waiting a long time for, and allowing them the best peripheral options from the highest quality partners like Razer is something we’re excited to offer. Fans of MechWarrior know how important precision controls are for their Mechs and we think this is going to be a great option for them.”
I know a lot of MechWarrior fans that would eat Ramen for a year to score this controller. No release date has been mentioned so I will just start saving now and enjoy that delicious Ramen until something is official.
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