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L4D2, HL2 & TF2 Now Support Full Motion Play with the Razer Hydra

L4D2, HL2 & TF2 Now Support Full Motion Play with the Razer Hydra

Razer announces fully integrated motion gaming support for Valve's game titles including Left 4 Dead 2, Half-Life 2, and Team Fortress 2 using the Razer Hydra motion sensing controller.

With the combination of Sixense MotionCreator 2.0 software with Valve's Steam gaming platform, backward compatibility for motion gaming with Razer Hydra for over 250 of the most popular titles on Steam is enabled. Steam users will now receive automatic motion control updates for current and future game titles, and a new in-game overlay allows gamers to view control maps for the Razer Hydra as they play.

Future Valve titles DotA 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will also support full motion play with the Razer Hydra.

Pricing and Availability
  Pricing Availability
Razer Hydra US$99.99 (via RazerStore) Immediate
Razer Hydra + Portal 2 (bundle) US$139.99 Razerzone.com
Team Fortress 2, Left 4 Dead 2, Half-Life 2 and Sixense MotionCreator 2.0 - Mar 2012
DotA 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - Available at title release

Read on for the full press release.


Razer and Sixense launch full motion gaming support for Valve game titles and software integration with Steam

Game Developers Conference, San Francisco, – Razer announces fully integrated motion gaming support for Valve’s game titles including Left 4 Dead 2, Half-Life 2, and Team Fortress 2 using the Razer Hydra motion sensing controller. 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 MotionCreator 2.0 software with Valve’s Steam gaming platform, enabling backward compatibility for motion gaming with the Razer Hydra for over 250 of the most popular titles on Steam. Now, Steam users will receive automatic motion control updates for current and future game titles, and a new in-game overlay allows gamers to view control maps for the Razer Hydra as they play.

The Razer Hydra is the world’s first PC gaming-grade motion-sensing peripheral to use an electromagnetic field to track your hand movements as you hold two ultra-precise motion sensing controllers. Because the Razer Hydra tracks the position of your hands 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 will be a highly intuitive and immersive affair.

In response to significant demand from developers, Sixense has created Mac OS and Linux versions of the Sixense SDK (Software Development Kit) for the Razer Hydra. The Mac, Linux and Windows versions are now available for download from Steam. The Sixense SDK allows developers to quickly and easily create immersive gaming experiences that take advantage of the Razer Hydra’s full six degrees of motion freedom.

Price:
Razer Hydra standalone (via RazerStore): US$99.99
Razer Hydra + Portal 2 : Available at Razerzone.com

Availability:
Team Fortress 2, Left 4 Dead 2, Half-Life 2 and Sixense MotionCreator 2.0 – Available March, 2012
Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – Available at title release

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