Razer acquires THX, pushing for cinema quality products and VR

Photo: Ariel Zambelich/Wired
Photo: Ariel Zambelich/Wired

Razerphiles rejoice—Razer has acquired THX from Creative Labs. The cinema certification outfit will now run as an “independent start-up” under Razer.

THX was founded in 1983 by George Lucas and pioneered the way we listen to our movies. In 2003, THX was acquired by Creative Labs, creators of the SoundBlaster line of PC audio cards. Now, PC gaming peripheral company, Razer has acquired a majority of THX.

“With their focus on quality, design and innovation, Razer supports our vision to optimize and deliver the best audiovisual experiences to audiences worldwide,” THX CEO Ty Ahmad-Taylor said in the press release.

We can expect to see future Razer products to fully feature THX certifications. THX-certified Razer Blade laptops with cinema quality speakers, headphones, and other audio peripherals. No mention of augmented or virtual reality, though. But, we should expect something about that soon since both companies have shown interest in the subject.