RAZER & CHINESE SOFTWARE GIANT QIHOO 360 FORM STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP
Partnership brings OSVR to 800 million users and sees Razer wearables integrated into 360 services
SHANGHAI (ChinaJoy) – Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, and Qihoo 360, a leading Internet company in China, announced a strategic partnership to bring innovative and exciting experiences to end users by integrating the product offerings of both Razer and Qihoo 360. The relationship will inaugurate with a focus on the Razer Nabu wearables and Razer’s VR platform, OSVR.
Qihoo 360 joins as supporter of OSVR (Open Source Virtual Reality), a movement co-founded by Razer. Specifically Qihoo 360 will be building a VR Store to discover and download VR content, effectively bringing OSVR content to their 800 million users.
Both partners will also be working closely together to support VR game & content developers in China, providing development hardware, software SDKs and content distribution for OSVR supporters to enable Virtual Reality to help gain mainstream adoption.
Qihoo 360 mobile app users will soon be able to redeem rewards from the app store like boosts and items for popular mobile games, exclusive Beta testing opportunities, earn credit towards download data and also 360 currency, all by converting fitness data captured by Razer wearables.
“By using the Nabu wearables to convert real-life fitness activity into in-app rewards, we’re encouraging users to go out, have fun and then be rewarded for it, with more fun on Qihoo’s 360 app store,” said Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “It’s exciting to have a forward-thinking partner like Qihoo 360 supporting OSVR, as it will help make VR accessible to the greatest possible audience and further solidify OSVR as a truly global and open platform.”
We’re excited to bring new experiences to the 360 app store with the Razer Nabu linking their gaming & daily life. The 360 Mobile Assistant is more than a store and this collaboration brings it closer to be a social & entertainment platform’ said Weihua Tao, GM of 360 mobile assistant. “With the help of OSVR we’ll be able to add Virtual Reality games and apps to the Store to provide an even richer range of mobile experiences to our large user base.”
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