Tuesday, August 12th 2014

Plantronics Launches Licensed Audio Solution for RIG

Plantronics, a global leader in audio communications, today announced it has entered into its first-ever partnership with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) to provide advanced audio perfectly optimized for performance with PlayStation4 (PS4), PlayStation3 (PS3), and PlayStation Vita (PS Vita). The new, officially-licensed product, the Plantronics RIG for PS4, PS3, PS Vita will be available across Europe, Middle East and Oceania for the 2014 holiday season.

"Whether in the living room or on the go, PlayStation offers immersive gaming experiences, and new, connected ways to enjoy media," said Judy Ward, peripherals business manager at SCEE. "With its recognized commitment to innovation, Plantronics was a natural partner as we look for solutions that offer the high-quality audio and clear communication essential to deliver the best PlayStation experience."

Marking Plantronics's return to the console audio market, the RIG for PS4, PS3, PS Vita offers performance audio and a competitive advantage - hear your rivals approaching before you're seen. Featuring the distinctive PS logo, the RIG performance gaming headset provides gamers with precision stereo, crystal-clear voice and three EQ profiles: Pure, Intensify and Seismic. The included audio controller lets you create and control your mix of side-chat, soundtrack or calls layered onto game sound, and the ability to easily switch your mic feed between the game and your mobile device.

"We are thrilled to be partnering with SCEE to deliver performance gaming audio for PlayStation gamers throughout Europe, the Middle East and Oceania," said Gregory Morquin, gaming segment manager with Plantronics. "We're known for mobile, gaming and entertainment products that offer uncompromising sound, clear two-way chat, and unparalleled comfort. Offering 'all of the above' plus the ability to completely customize your gaming experience via the audio controller, the RIG for PS4, PS3, PS Vita is sure to excite consumers."

Plantronics, creators of best-selling gaming headsets, offers a slate of audio peripherals to meet the needs of every gamer with products designed for mobile, console and PC.

At this year's Gamescom 2014 in Cologne, Germany, visitors will be able to get hands-on with RIG headsets at the PlayStation booth and experience the difference performance audio makes when used with the Sony PlayStation4. Additionally, attendees will have a chance to experience RIG at the Plantronics booth (Hall 9 C-054a) within the ESL ZONE, and the MarketPoint meeting room area (Hall 4.2 A021 Pavilion #18).
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