More games now supporting full motion play with the Razer Hydra
Andy Ruffell / 5 years ago
Razer and Sixense have announced the added support on various game titles from Valve for the Hydra motion sensing controller.
Now added is the the fully integrated motion gaming support for Valve’s game titles including Left 4 Dead 2, Half-Life 2 and Team Fortress 2. Future Valve titles Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will also support full motion play with the Razer Hydra.
Additionally, Sixense and Valve have now integrated Sixense MotionCreatorTM 2.0 software with Valve’s Steam gaming platform in order to enable backward compatibility for motion gaming with the Hydra for over 250 of the most popular titles on Steam. Steam users can now receive automatic motion control updates for current and future titles as well as a new in-game overlay to allow gamers to view control maps for the Razer Hydra as they play.
“The Razer Hydra’s magnetic motion-sensing technology is the fastest and most precise to deliver a level of gaming immersion other motion-sensing tech in the industry right now can only dream of. Gamers are going to experience Valve’s new and legacy games in an amazing and fun way,” said Robert ‘RazerGuy’ Krakoff, President, Razer USA.
The Razer Hydra is the world’s first PC gaming-grade motion-sensing peripheral using an electromagnetic field to track your hand movements while you hold two ultra-precise motion sensing controllers. Thanks to the position being tracked down to a millimeter and degree, saving the world in Half-Life 2, cutting down zombies in Left 4 Dead 2 and pushing the cart in Team Fortress 2 now becomes a highly intuitive and immersive gameplay.
Due to the high amount of demands, Sixense has also created Mac OS and Linux versions of the Sixense Software Development Kit (SDK) which are all available from Steam now and allows developers to quickly and easily create immersive gaming experiences that take advantage of the Razer Hydra’s full six degrees of motion freedom.
“Sixense is excited to bring the Razer Hydra motion gaming experience to the Steam community,” said Amir Rubin, CEO and Co-Founder, Sixense. “By wrapping Sixense MotionCreator inside Steam, the PC and Mac gaming platform of choice for both gamers and developers, we are able to provide plug-and-play functionality for the Razer Hydra to showcase our innovative motion gaming modes across game genres.”
Game developers and independent software vendors who are interested in porting their current games or developing future games based on the Razer Hydra and Sixense motion sensing platform are invited to write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those interested in this gaming device, you can get it for € 99.99 via the RazerStore.
Source: Press Release