Razer’s Artemis Is An Elaborately Sexy Way To Play Mechwarrior Online

Razer’s Artemis Is An Elaborately Sexy Way To Play Mechwarrior Online
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My very first E3 2012 appointment this morning was with peripheral company Razer. At the forefront of their booth beneath a glass case sat this thing. My first question for the team: “What the hell is that thing?”

The Razer Artemis is a concept device aimed at giving players of Piranha Games’ Mechwarrior Online a more immersive way to play. By the look of it, this is what Capcom should have gone with for the new Steel Battalion game instead of no controller at all.

Essentially this is a flight stick and a keypad linked together by a built-in LCD display, simulating the cockpit of a giant metal machine of mass destruction.

Razer worked with Piranha and Infinite Game Publishing to create this fully programmable concept controller, custom-built from the ground-up for one game. It’s got force feedback. A button on the keypad can be pressed to shift the function of the joystick trigger. The display? Well it’s very pretty and can probably be used to display maps or something.

Isn’t it gorgeous?

How much will it cost? When will it come out? Will it come out? This is a concept, so Razer doesn’t have to answer those questions. Just enjoy it, hit up the official website for more info, and who knows? One day it could be yours.


  • Me likey.

    Does anyone remember those full cockpit pods that some arcades had to play that Mechwarrior game? They should totally make one of those for home use. I’d buy one.

  • holy crap! that is awesome!
    Fire up the ol’ Timber wolf, and roll out using that thing…shit is going to get destroyed!

  • This looks amazing, now only if they had one in Razer’s stock colour scheme I’d be an instant buy for me. Love mech games and yes I would buy this just for one game. Hell I bought a G27 for F12010 =P

  • hope it doesn’t cost $400+
    I wonder if there is a way to make your own…. old tablet, keyboard or that logitech additional numpad, and a joystick…. Sure it wont look as cool but would be interesting to have tablet screen functionality.
    actually to be honest, I wish more games would support dual screens – for example, game on one screen, map on the other, or inventory on the other, or lap time and track layout etc etc.

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