To show that they are living in the future, Philips Lighting has freshly announced its first partnership for Philips Hue Entertainment with Razer to offer players a whole new plane of immersive gaming. This means that both companies have “integrated the Philips Hue Entertainment API and tools with the Razer Chroma lighting ecosystem.”
With this enticing partnership in place, players can “sync their Philips Hue color-capable smart lighting with their Razer Chroma-enabled devices, including laptops, keyboards, mice and mousepads (wow), and enjoy light effects that enhance their gameplay and content while game developers will be able to create lighting effects that change dynamically during gameplay.” Games that use such fancy “in-game lighting effects” are namely, Overwatch, Quake Champions and many more.
However, to possess such fancy aesthetics, you need a Philips Hue V2 bridge, Philips Hue color-capable lights and the latest Philips Hue app software update. Consequently, Razer Chroma users will then simply need to add the Philips Hue functionality via the Razer Synapse 3 software, available for free with every compatible Razer device as of January 9 in the afternoon (PST). This allows “the syncing (read: bonding) capability with games that have been designed with the Philips Hue and Razer Chroma Link integration and light effects.”
Subsequently, Razer Chroma-enabled devices, such as gaming laptops, peripherals and accessories, will light up in parallel to the synced Philips Hue lights. From clutch battle scenes and hero selections (instalock Hanzo haha) to magical journeys, the new functionality creates a lighting experience that goes beyond the on-screen’s boundaries. Things are definitely lookin’ hot and gettin’ physical…