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Razer disguises an invitation to a beta program as an April Fool's joke

The "first-gen HyperSense suit". (Source: Razer)
The "first-gen HyperSense suit". (Source: Razer)
Is it a prank?...is it a meme?...or is it an opportunity to become a beta-tester for Razer stuff? According to a new page on the OEM's site, it's all of those things at once. The company has even made a video clip for its alleged "HyperSense" gaming suit for the metaverse in order to make its new initiative as fun as possible.

Ever wondered how Razer really feels about the metaverse? A new 'teaser' from the iconic gaming hardware company might help with that. According to the new page, the HyperSense gaming suit is the oneday user’s form-fitting ticket to this potential future – with RGB accents right in place, of course.

The allegedly ultra-high-tech onesie apparently incorporates no less than 1,333,337 (of course) integrated haptic sensors that apparently allow the user to feel the “intense human emotions”  as well as the “sensations” (...yep, it went there) that may result from gameplay. (Maybe that's why it seems not to require a headset.)

This new dimension in feedback as imagined on the new page is touted to make the highs (and lows) of gaming all the more intense; furthermore, the OEM apparently envisions that the wearer would be able to turn them up (or not) using either the suit’s physical chest-mounted button – or even control it using the Synapse software instead. All in all, it may be a relief that the bar of preposterousness fills up just about there.

This Razer-brand 2022 April Fool’s joke does have a point under all the trend-dissection, however: it leads to a sign-up sheet to become a beta-tester for the OEM. There is also a chance to “win a full suite of epic gear” in exchange for each completed web-form.

Bonus entries are also on offer in return for going to the OEM’s Discord channel with suggested uses for a real-life HyperSense Suit: hopefully, Razer knows what it is letting itself in for there.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-04- 1 (Update: 2022-04- 1)