Razer announces the 100% acquisition of Interhaptics
Razer has bought 100% of the shares of Go Touch VR SAS, perhaps better known as Interhaptics, a start-up that has specialized in what is sometimes known as somatosensory feedback technology pitched at game studios since 2017. Its services are also rated to streamline the development of cross-platform haptics, those for XR included.
The move involves the introduction of Interhaptics' founder and CEO, Eric Vezzoli, as the new Associate Director of Haptics at Razer. The French group will apparently remain "an independent entity"; however, it is also slated to become "closely integrated" into the greater Razer ecosystem.
Accordingly, Interhaptics technology will power the planned "expansion" of the OEM's HyperSense tech, which could conceivably lead to its integration into devices besides headsets - controllers, mice and even touchscreens included, perhaps.
Therefore, the merger is also said to boost Razer's position in the market for haptics in general. The revenues in this space are currently backed to rise strongly and steadily until 2025 - on the other hand, most of this growth is projected to come from haptics for automotive use-cases more than for any other over that time-frame.