Computer gaming peripherals maker Razer announced a partnership with Intel and Chinese online game developer/operator Tencent to bring the latter's titles to its Razer Switchblade concept device.
The Razer Switchblade is a portable PC gaming device that features a 7-inch multitouch screen, an Intel Atom processor, and an adaptive tactile keyboard that displays controls relevant to currently running games. Pricing and a release date for the platform are still unannounced.
When the Razer Switchblade releases, though, Chinese gamers will be able to play Tencent-operated free-to-play games like Dungeon and Fighter, Crossfire, League of Legends, QQ Speed,
and many others, all optimized for portable play on the netbook-style device.
"This is the first time three of the biggest technology brands in China have come together," says Razer's creative director and CEO Min-Liang Tan. "We're united by a common goal to deliver the best portable gaming experience to as many gamers as possible."
"With the Razer Switchblade's adaptive tactile keyboard, Intel's range of processors, and Tencent's popular games, this is no lofty goal -- it's happening right now," adds Tan. Razer says it is committed to growing China's PC gaming market with Intel and Tencent, and will announce more updates on this partnership soon.