Razer, maker of amazingly high end peripherals like PC mice, console pads, gaming headphones, as well as making one hell of a concept for a game-centric laptop, is finally going to break into the arcade stick market with the likes of Hori and Mad Catz.
The news of course doesn’t simply stop at, “Check out this cool new arcade stick!” Razer is going the extra mile and putting a special, limited beta testing program in order to truly make this tech the stick of pros.
Up to 200 or more competitive Street Fighter IV players, high profile modders, and arcade enthusiasts can receive their own prototype stick and submit feedback to further improve the product until its final retail form.
But what about you? Maybe you’re the champion for your local region and think yourself as pretty good at a game like Marvel Vs. Capcom 3. Do you fancy yourself good enough to receive your own prototype? If you head over to Razer’s site, you can argue your case. You’ll of course have to provide a convincing reason as to why you should receive a prototype arcade stick still in development. But if you get in, you can consider yourself a part of the elite.
It doesn’t hurt that the stick looks awesome and is made by Razer too. Their stuff might be expensive but you definitely get what you pay for.