Lofelt and Razer Bring Advanced Haptics to Xbox

By Melissa Maristuen

Posted on October 29, 2019 in News

Lofelt and Razer expand the reach of advanced haptics for gaming with the new Razer Nari Ultimate for Xbox One, the world’s first haptics-driven gaming headset for the Xbox platform featuring haptics by Lofelt.

For those gaming on PC, a special version of Razer Nari Ultimate Overwatch Lucio Edition was also launched, inspired by Lúcio, the Brazilian DJ and freedom fighter character from the popular game, Overwatch.

With the release of these two new headsets featuring haptics by Lofelt, millions of gamers on a growing number of platforms will experience the most advanced haptics on the market. Competitive gamers will also gain a performance advantage due to enhanced positional awareness and unparalleled gaming immersion.

In 2018, the partnership between Razer and Lofelt debuted with the Nari Ultimate wireless gaming headset, the world’s first gaming headset featuring advanced haptics by Lofelt. Razer HyperSense received glowing praise from gamers across the industry as it marked a departure from the dull, generic buzzes of existing rumble technologies and ushered in a new era of gaming immersion through advanced haptics.

By engaging the sense of touch, audio cues can accurately mimic the action in the game. Lofelt haptic technology replicates the sensations of key game events, from subtle footsteps to powerful explosions with pinpoint positional awareness of their in-game surroundings.

To create this deeper layer of immersion, Lofelt pioneered a new approach to haptics. Lofelt Wave is a cutting-edge haptic system that transforms audio into rich, lifelike haptic feedback that perfectly matches the action in the game. Lofelt Wave supports intelligent Digital Signal Processing (DSP), which detects the shape and frequencies of a game’s soundscapes and converts them into high-definition (HD) haptic signals in real time. In addition, wideband Lofelt L5 haptic actuators translate the signals into high-precision vibrations, bringing the game to life.

Razer Nari Ultimate for Xbox

Razer Nari Ultimate Overwatch

Melissa Maristuen — Lofelt
Melissa Maristuen

Melissa is a DJ, producer, label owner and non-practicing librarian. She spent her early 20s writing about music and culture and is happy to be back at it.