Game Developer -RAZER IS DEFINING THE FUTURE OF ULTIMATE HOME SETUP WITH THE SOPHIA PROJECT AND ENKI PRO HYPERSENSE

The only gaming chair worth putting up with ‘Project Sophia’.

A fully modular design makes Project Sophia the world’s first gaming desk concept with the adaptability to meet the demands of any user, while the Enki Pro HyperSense gaming chair introduces a new level of realism with advanced haptic feedback.

LAS VEGAS (CES 2022) – Razer, the world’s leading lifestyle brand for gamers (Hong Kong Stock Code: 1337), today unveiled its vision for the future of gaming and home computing with Project Sophia, the world’s first true gaming desk concept, and the Enki Pro HyperSense, an advanced gaming chair with integrated high-fidelity haptics from D-BOX. Created by Razer’s visionary R&D department, Project Sophia and Enki Pro HyperSense introduce innovative new solutions to enhance any home setup.

With working from home more prevalent than ever, many people find it difficult to configure their configurations for the many different uses required of their systems throughout the day. Whether it’s a pure desktop productivity setup or a suite of gaming, streaming, or editing, every use has a plethora of additional peripherals and devices to enhance and enhance that experience. .

With a highly adaptable modular design allowing users to quickly reconfigure their workspace for the tasks at hand – from browsing email and Word documents for work, to blasting enemies in their path towards the goal during the game, or to tear it up on Twitch with their team while broadcasting to their viewers, Project Sophia provides a seamless solution to all these challenges.

Fully modular. Fully customizable.

At the heart of the flexibility of the Sophia project is a highly modifiable desktop capable of supporting up to 13 separate modules for an untold level of customization. This allows each section to be configured with a range of task-specific components, such as secondary displays, system monitoring tools, touchscreen shortcut panels, pen tablets, and audio mixing units. , or even external capture cards, so that user configuration can be reconfigured in seconds for the specific situation.

“The Sophia project is our futuristic vision of a versatile gaming and desktop setup that meets the very different needs of a variety of PC uses, thereby eliminating the need to move between workspaces,” said Richard hachim, vice president of growth at Razer. “The hot-swappable modular system allows users to quickly reconfigure their desktops with almost infinite flexibility, tailoring the Sophia project not only to the task at hand, but also to the user’s particular preferences. This is the future of the combat post.

Office power. In your office.

At the heart of the Sophia project is a custom PCB outfitted with cutting-edge core components, including the latest Intel processor and NVIDIA GPU to take on the most resource-intensive tasks. To maximize desk space, all of this is housed in a slim frame that magnetically snaps under the glass top, which can be just as easily detached to install new upgrades, allowing the user to create quickly. the system required for the task at hand.

Mods were designed for all types of users, with creators able to insert touchscreen scanners, tablets, and creative input tools to streamline keyboard shortcuts and macros, while gamers can instead focus. on modules for high fidelity sound and stunning visual performance by adding a THX Surround Sound system and high refresh rate monitor. Streamers can turn Project Sophia into a full broadcast setup with camera, microphone, and flow control, while those looking for a more efficient working environment can multitask efficiently and comfortably with a productivity shortcut module, wireless charger. wire and a cup warmer.

For enhanced immersion and personalization, the spacious desktop is lined with LEDs that can be synced with the Razer Chroma RGB ecosystem, and is equipped with a next-generation OLED display featuring self-illuminating pixels and the latest technology to ensure a brighter and sharper rendering. image for the ultimate 65 ‘viewing experience.

Due to its highly adaptable and versatile design, Project Sophia is able to provide the optimal setup for gaming, authoring, streaming and working, combining many traditional setups in one office.

All Daytime comfort. All in immersion.

The Enki Pro HyperSense is also announced today, an advanced gaming chair incorporating high-fidelity haptics, allowing users to experience a new dimension of gaming immersion. Based on the popular Enki Pro chair design, the Enki Pro HyperSense features a haptic feedback unit developed with D-BOX, to give the most authentic and realistic feedback possible when gaming, and also incorporates a Chroma RGB headrest that allows users to customize their chair when in use.

“With the Enki Pro HyperSense, Razer and D-BOX have built the most advanced gaming chair to date,” said Sebastien mailhot, President and CEO of D-BOX. “Our combined efforts have resulted in a product that physically transforms the experience of games, movies and music through the use of cutting-edge high-fidelity haptic feedback. Razer’s unparalleled attention to detail and striking design, along with D-BOX’s unmatched experience in haptic technology, lay the foundation for the next generation of innovative home entertainment. ‘

With native support for over 2,200 games, movies and music titles, including games such as F1 2021, Forza Horizon 5, and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, gamers will not only be able to feel every corner of the track, but will also be enveloped in their playing environment thanks to the physical feedback provided by the Enki Pro HyperSense haptics. Even games that are not directly supported by software can still be enjoyed with haptic feedback via Direct Input Haptics, where inputs from the controller, keyboard, and mouse generate physical feedback when used.

Haptic feedback isn’t just limited to games, as media consumption gets an extra layer of immersion as well, with most of the more popular streaming platforms automatically supported. Viewers and listeners will enjoy greater depth and envelopment as music, sound effects, and soundtracks can be felt and heard.

The Enki Pro HyperSense is powered by an advanced haptic engine that has been developed to simulate a range of vibrations, textures and movements. With 65,000 haptic variations, it has +/- 1 G-Force tactile feedback and can create 1.5 inches of vertical and back tilt in your seat. Real-time sync ensures all feedback is delivered immediately, with responsiveness of up to 5ms.

The Enki Pro HyperSense is based on the award winning features that have made previous models of the Enki gaming chair a favorite. It optimizes body contact points with an ultra-wide 22 ‘seat base, 100-degree shoulder arches and integrated lumbar arch – providing optimal weight distribution and an ideal base for overall HyperSense integration . The result is a chair that combines the best of haptic feedback with all-day playability, for a highly immersive, next-level gaming experience.

Using the latest technology, Project Sophia and Enki Pro HyperSense add new dimensions to any play and work space, offering a glimpse into the future of modern home setup. The Sophia project and the Enki Pro HyperSense are part of the continued expansion of the Razer ecosystem, which includes the new Razer Chroma Smart Home program which was also announced today.

PRODUCED ASSETS

Download the assets of the Sophia project here

Download the Enki Pro HyperSense resources here

ABOUT RAZER

Razer is the world’s premier lifestyle brand for gamers.

Razer’s trademark of the Three-Headed Serpent is one of the most recognized logos in the global gaming and esports communities. With a fan base spanning every continent, the company has designed and built the world’s largest ecosystem of player-centric hardware, software and services.

Razer’s award-winning hardware includes high performance gaming peripherals and Blade gaming laptops.

Razer’s software platform, with over 150 million users, includes Razer Synapse (an Internet of Things platform), Razer Chroma RGB (a proprietary RGB lighting technology system supporting thousands of devices and hundreds of games / apps) and Razer Cortex (a game optimizer and launcher).

Razer also offers payment services for gamers, young people, millennials and the generation. Z. Razer Gold is one of the largest game payment services in the world, and Razer Fintech provides fintech services in emerging markets.

Founded in 2005, Razer is based in Irvine (California) with regional headquarters at Hamburg, Shanghai and Singapore. Razer has 18 offices around the world and is recognized as the leading brand for gamers in the United States, Europe and China. Razer is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Stock exchange code: 1337).

about D-BOX

D-BOX creates and redefines realistic and immersive entertainment experiences by moving the body and stimulating the imagination through effects: movement, vibration and texture. D-BOX has worked with some of the best companies in the world to come up with new ways to improve great stories. Whether it’s movies, video games, music, relaxation, virtual reality applications, metaverse experience, thematic entertainment or professional simulation, D-BOX creates a sense of presence that resonates life like never before.

D-BOX Technologies inc. (TSX: DBO) is headquartered at Montreal with offices in Los Angeles, United States and Beijing, China. Visit D-BOX.com.

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