Video games hardware company Razer is now collaborating with Chinese Internet "value added" service company Tencent as the companies look to combine their strengths to serve the world’s approximately 2.4 billion active mobile gamers. The collaboration between Tencent and Razer will focus on hardware, software, and services.
Tencent will work closely with Razer to optimize Tencent mobile games for Razer’s hardware. This includes including the Razer Phone and mobile accessories like mobile game controllers designed by Razer.
The collaboration will also see both companies working together on optimizing Tencent’s mobile games for Razer’s mobile game platforms and the Razer Cortex mobile game launcher. Razer Cortex is a powerful Android mobile game launcher that optimizes mobile game performance, recommends the latest and greatest gaming deals and launches games from one single location.
Both companies will also explore the use of Razer technologies within Tencent mobile games – such as Chroma RGB lighting as well as THX Spatial Audio from Razer’s audio technology subsidiary THX Ltd.
A final part of the collaboration, Tencent and Razer will also explore additional monetization opportunities for mobile gaming including integrating Razer services.
“Mobile gaming keeps growing at an incredible pace and at Razer, we are poised to be a leader in the segment. We have been working with Tencent since 2008 and are excited to now enter into a collaboration with them to spearhead future innovation in the space,” said Min-Liang Tan, Co-Founder and CEO of Razer. “With the strengths of Tencent and Razer combined, we are going to supercharge the mobile gaming industry.”
Tencent is the global publisher for mobile games such as PUBG Mobile and Arena of Valor.
Razer launched their gaming smartphone in 2017.