Wednesday, April 1st 2009

Razer and Valve to Codevelop New Game Title Equipped with a Dedicated Game Controller

Razer, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-end gaming and lifestyle peripherals and Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises and leading technologies, today announced an unprecedented partnership to usher the first person shooter (FPS) genre to the next stage of radical gaming evolution.
The debut title – “HellRazer”, will be a co-op squad based tactical FPS game that will be distributed through the Steam network. Legendary game developer Gabe Newell will lead software development, while Razer will dedicate its time to design and create an intuitive game controller in its new research laboratories in Singapore. The new peripheral is slated to be the first true 1:1 motion sensing and gesture recognition controller.


“Razer is extending its vision by partnering up with Valve on this exciting new collaborative project,” said Razer president Robert “Razerguy” Krakoff. “For the first time, PC gamers will be able to experience a more integrated, immersive gameplay in a first-person shooter game.”

“We envision great possibilities for this project,” said Gabe Newell, president and co-founder of Valve. “Having a dedicated game controller for this game would help heighten the entire gaming experience and be a solid benchmark for future titles.”

For more information about the upcoming game, please visit the official website at www.razerzone.com/hellrazer.

HellRazer: Triple Helix – The Game
HellRazer is a squad-based tactical first person shooter set on a modern day biogenetic research lab, Onyx Rift. Gamers are thrust into the middle of a level 4 biohazard zone when the lab’s centralized supercomputer goes haywire and damaged a viral research containment wing. The explosion released the deadly triple helix S.N.A.K.E. virus upon the lab’s unsuspecting work force, turning them into aggressive beings which need to kill other beings in order to survive.

Players need to reach and repair the supercomputer before the military enforce a full containment to quarantine the outbreak. Work alongside colleagues against the infected to regain control of the lab before a tactical nuke destroys the entire facility.

Razer Anaconda Game Controller
Razer Anaconda is the first motion sensing and gesture recognition controller specifically designed for HellRazer: Triple Helix. The dedicated controller is able to capture true 1:1 movement making the motion sensitivity more intuitive. Razer Anaconda is designed and engineered from ground up to revolutionize and influence not only how games will be played, but how games will be designed.Source: Razer
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26 Comments on Razer and Valve to Codevelop New Game Title Equipped with a Dedicated Game Controller

#1
gvblake22
1:1 motion sensing? What happens if you want to see behind you, you have to physically turn around and look at the computer screen over your shoulder? Hold the controller backwards?
:roll:
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#2
crazy pyro
Sounds interesting to say the least, gonna be expensive to buy though I'd bet.
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#3
rpsgc
Uhm... April fools?
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#4
OnBoard
by: rpsgc
Uhm... April fools?
This is not a good day for news. I have a hard time believing anything, even if the news would be someone sues someone over something that has been used for years :)
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#5
leventp
A very late april fools joke...
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#6

This is so April fools, i don't even know why i believed it for a second.
#7
Castiel
Sound pretty awesome. If it is a April fools joke then it would of been a awesome game.
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#8
Barshalen
Yeah, it's an April Fool's joke by Razer. Sounded good, even though pretty generic.
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#9
PCpraiser100
I'm still having trouble trusting this newsletter on April Fools :laugh:
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#10
-1nf1n1ty-
if its true then I hope it will be like counterstrike source if its april fools then damn,lol
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#11
z1tu
I'm not believeing anything today :laugh:
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#12
Salsoolo
look at the press release on razer's site.
still april fools?
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#13
z1tu
Shut up fool! :p
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#14
3870x2
by: Salsoolo
look at the press release on razer's site.
still april fools?
Yeah, look at the press release. There is no thought put into it, it is ridiculously retarded, looks like a very intelligent 9 year old wrote it.
It all sounds very korny.
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#15
LittleLizard
this could be as good as guitar hero, i mean, good game + unique controller = Good but it can be also bad game + unique controller = EPIC FAILURE
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#16
JoJoe
Haha. It's totally a joke.

Sounds like it would be a fun game though...
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#17
z1tu
It failed as a joke because it was so random I mean Razer and Valve.... :confused:
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#18
Triprift
It could be real im sure eventually we will see stuff like virtual reality.
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#19
z1tu
oh i'm sure we will just the two companies seemed a bit random
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#20
ShadowFold
by: z1tu
It failed as a joke because it was so random I mean Razer and Valve.... :confused:
They're both gaming giants, I don't see why not. They both must be doing something right since I have a razer headset, mouse, mp3 headphones and tshirt. I also own every game valve has ever released lol
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#21
z1tu
i dunno just seems to me like that :rolleyes:
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#22
Haytch
I dont think Razer would be so stupid as to partner up with Valve.

As Little Lizard pointed out, it might be nice to play first person shooters with some new controller, like how they did with Guitar Hero. The Zalman FPS Gun was fun for its time, but im over it now and it wasnt really ' different '.
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#23
tkpenalty
Shit now i need to climb a real wall just to get to the next part instead of pressing X
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#24
Triprift
If this is a April fools joke then damn theres been some good ones seen one that said Stephen Conroy had been sacked was all very happy till i realised what day it was. :banghead:
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