Razer Showcased A Concept For A High-End Sim Racing Rig At CES 2020
Looks like Razer is exploring the potential of sim racing esports. At CES 2020, the company showcased a concept sim racing rig called the Razer Eracing Simulator concept.
It’s a working rig, where Razer partnered with Vesaro, Simpit, Fanatec and Synthesis VR to create this. It runs Project CARS Pro- a higher-end, custom version of the sim racing game.
The Razer Eracing Simulator features can emulate G-forces and terrain maps, and has a surround sound and view with a 202-degree projection powered by two full-HD projectors.
We have been extremely excited to show you the simulator with all of its custom elements, bespoke for Razer.#vesaro #racing #simulator #simracing #technology #gaming #razer #ces pic.twitter.com/1HPD9iSa8e
— Vesaro (@vesarosim) January 7, 2020
This looks like a lot of the more elaborate, showcase sim racing setups rather than something practical to have at home for a reasonable price. Though the sign of intent is clear- Razer wants in with the sim racing esports scene and they are working with some of the best of the business to create the concept sim rig.
“The competitive eracing scene is an untapped but growing sector of esports for which Razer has brought a new innovation, making the games more enjoyable, more immersive and more exciting for fans,” said David Tse, Global Esports Director at Razer. “We are ready to invest resources into growing this area of competition.”
“We are very excited to be working alongside Razer as they enter the racing esports space at CES 2020; combining one of our professional-grade systems with Razer’s racing sim effort, we can’t wait to see how this will push virtual racing further into the mainstream spotlight and take the sport to the next level,” said Nevil Slade, CEO & Designer for Vesaro.
Sim racing as an esport is a scene that’s growing- the high-profile success of the FIA-Certified Gran Turismo Championships and F1 Esports Series, in particular, have attracted more interest in this market it looks like.
Just… don’t call it eracing. Sim racing is fine.