Corsair looking to move into game controllers with its acquisition of Scuf
Corsair is known for its excellent PC cases, power supplies, and peripherals, but there’s a new market that the company hopes to conquer: controllers. Corsair announced yesterday that it is acquiring Scuf Gaming, a manufacturer of customized gaming controllers for consoles and PCs alike.
The acquisition will be completed by the end of the month, according to the press release from Corsair. Andy Paul, founder and CEO of Corsair, said the following:
We are thrilled to greatly expand our portfolio of industry-leading peripherals and enter the gaming controller space to help gamers play at their best. SCUF leads the market for performance controllers and are a key ingredient to the success of countless esports professionals. SCUF will make an excellent and winning addition to the vast lineup of award-winning CORSAIR and Elgato products.
Scuf is known for its unique takes on gaming controllers. The company holds 103 unique patents around controllers and owns another 55 pending patents. It’s likely Corsair’s acquisition of Scuf is merely a necessary step to buy those patents.
Scuf will continue to operate as a separate brand under Corsair’s umbrella. This is the same track Corsair took with Elgato and Origin PC, which it purchased in June 2018 and July 2019, respectively.