Razer Purchases THX: What Does This Mean for Gamers?

Razer have purchased the THX Audio Company.

If you're a gamer you've probably heard of the PC and console peripheral maker Razer. If you're a movie buff, you've likely heard of THX since you've probably had your ears blown out by this:

THX was an audio company originally founded by George Lucas back in 1983. It was one of the first companies to try to develop a standard for audio across movie theaters, because audio quality used to vary wildly. THX has now been bought out by Razer. The question on everyones lips is: what does this mean for gamers?

Not much actually

Razer actually purchased THX for its brand more than anything else. Razer stresses that it intends to maintain all of THX's management and staff, and allow THX to remain independent and run itself.

Rather than trying to reach for the gamers, the company is trying to use the THX brand to reach to the mass audience by giving Razer some legitimacy to the general public. The purchase is more about helping Razer reach a wider audience and helping out THX.

If Razer did want to use THX then the company would probably contribute to Razer by lending its audio and visual prowess. It could mean THX certified peripherals for gamers with high-end headphones, microphones, or maybe high quality displays for their laptops.

Whether Razer has any actual plans with THX, we don't know. But what do you think? Let us know in the comments below.


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Published Oct. 27th 2016

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