RAZER’S CROWDSOURCING APPROACH IS BACK WITH RAZER COMMS
Crowdsourced Features Include File-Transfer and Improved Audio Added to Razer Comms VoIP Software
For Release on July 25, 2013:
CARLSBAD, Calif. – Razer™, the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware, software and systems, announced today the first update to Razer Comms, its all-in-one communications solution for gamers, based on a public user poll.
Following a large crowdsourcing initiative that drew feedback from more than 10,ooo users, Razer is introducing a new file transfer feature for Comms’s burgeoning user base. At the same time, the company expanded the program’s infrastructure with high-speed servers in eight different locations across the globe to reduce latency and improved the overall audio quality for the software, upgrading noise suppression, echo cancellation and voice volume normalization.
“We started working on Razer Comms in 2011 as a 10 percent side project of sorts, mostly during lunch breaks, for our own personal gaming use,” said Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder, CEO and creative director. “Razer Comms now has a dedicated team of experienced software engineers at its helm. The number of patches and feature additions that we’ve implemented according to gamer feedback speak to this software’s relevance. It is definitely here to stay… and evolve.”
With more than 250,000 downloads, Razer Comms has quickly become a choice VoIP software for gamers thanks to its crystal-clear voice audio and its gaming-optimized, non-intrusive overlay.
Razer’s software engineers have worked at a breakneck pace, receiving more than 20,000 feedback tickets in four months for Comms and delivering more than 60 requested features and functionalities across six patches.
Crowdsourcing new features is still ongoing with Razer Comms. For information on how to submit feedback on improvements to Razer’s VoIP software, go here: www.razerzone.com/comms/.
For more information on Razer Comms and the growth of Razer’s software offerings, check out the infographic here: www.razerzone.com/comms/infochart/.
About Razer Comms
Razer Comms is a free all-in-one communications solution for gamers, offering crystal-clear VoIP and versatile instant messaging with group chat capabilities. Built with advanced in-game overlay functionality and cross-game chat support, Razer Comms allows you to get in touch with your friends without compromising your gameplay. This is how gamers were meant to communicate.
Price: Free to download
English – Now
Spanish – Q3
Simplified Chinese – Q3
French – Q3
German – Q3
- Crystal clear VoIP Comms
- In-game UI overlay displaying chat and incoming VoIP
- Channels easily created and managed for real-time discussions
- Push-to-Talk functionality for fast and effective communication
- Game Launcher for quick game access at startup
- Server-based infrastructure prevents exposure of personal IP address
- 1.7 GHz Processor,
- 512 MB Ram,
- DirectX 9 level Graphics card,
- Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
- Internet Connection
For more information about Razer Comms, please visit www.razerzone.com/comms.
Razer™ is the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware, software and systems. Founded in 1998, with its headquarters in Carlsbad, California, the company has offices in nine cities around the globe. Used by the most demanding professional gamers who compete in global tournaments, Razer provides gamers with the unfair advantage of cutting-edge technology and award-winning design. We live by our motto: For Gamers. By Gamers.™
For more information, please visit http://www.razerzone.com/.
Razer – For Gamers. By Gamers.™