Consoles may have perfected motion control gaming, but PC users have been left in the dark for far too long. PC gaming has had its fair share of awful motion control gimmicks in the past, one product may have found its way to mainstream success through the world’s largest digital games distribution service – Steam.
Razer and Sixense Entertainment announced today at GDC that they have a deal with Valve over the use of its Razer Hydra motion controller. As part of the deal, four of Valve’s most popular titles – Portal 2, Left 4 Dead 2, Half-Life 2 and Team Fortress 2 – all now support the Hydra. As an added bonus, future Valve titles like Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will be supporting the Hydra.
The Razer Hydra’s proprietary Sixense MotionCreator 2.0 software has also been integrated with Steam to provide motion control to over 250 of the most popular games on the service.
“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 Hydra works by tracking your hand movements with two motion-sensing controllers. Using electromagnetic fields, it detects hand movements down to a millimeter. No longer are PC gamers forced to sit with a boring mouse and keyboard, while console gamers get to flail about recklessly.
The Razer Hydra is now available from the Razer store at $99.99.