Professional gaming is becoming an industry with incredible prize rewards and avid fans, so Razer’s high tech Xbox controller will be aimed at pro gamers and it will only add to the phenomenon.
Gear matters in certain situations, and most gamers who have played a first person shooter at a competitive level generally know that the controller or mouse can certainly make a difference. However, it’s also well known that a more power performing device also comes at a higher price to make up for the extra features and unique design.
Razer has already made a name for itself in creating high-end peripherals for PCs, which are currently leading the market, and is now tackling the controller market as well. The Razer Wildcat controller will come exclusively for Xbox One in October and promises high performance with additional buttons.
The third generation design is said to weight 25% less than any other of its competitors that are likewise aimed at the professional gaming community. At 0.57 lbs, the high tech controller will stand at 4.17 inches in length, 6.14 inches in width and 2.60 inches in height, or thickness.
It features the usual MicroUSB port on top, along with the standard 3.5mm jack for headsets. And, quite importantly, it’s wired, clearly made for low-frequency play and in no questionable doubt that gamers will suffer from possible miscommunications or slower responses from faulty wireless connections. Wires, that’s how you know a peripheral is serious about performance.
It has also reported a much more sensitive response time, and boasts the possibility of more sudden trigger stops that will instantly react to your finger’s movement.
It is “pro-gamer validated”, and like the Xbox One Elite controller, features four new buttons that break away from the standard. Unlike Microsoft’s design though, the Razer Wildcat will have two switches next to the LB and RB buttons, and another two on the back that have been legitimately described as “removable aircraft-grade aluminum triggers”.
So, the controller is apparently standing at army level of quality when it comes to the material used, and who knows when the spare parts might be useful in building your very own aircraft. In a post-apocalyptic world, it might come in handy.
The Razer Wildcat also has customizable features in the bright, toxic green paddle caps and rubber grips to keep it steady and firmly in your hands. It’s not dissimilar in shape from Microsoft’s Elite controller, but it has the Razer trademark coloring and logo stamped clearly across it.
The price for this high tech, sleekly designed and army standards pro gaming controller? $150 for professional games to get out of their pockets and compete at the next level.
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