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Plantronics and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Team Up to Deliver Cutting Edge Audio to PlayStation® Gamers
|By Business Wire
|August 12, 2014 02:00 AM EDT
(NYSE: PLT), a global leader in audio communications, today announced it
has entered into its first-ever partnership with Sony Computer
Entertainment Europe (SCEE) to provide advanced audio perfectly
optimized for performance with PlayStation®4 (PS4™), PlayStation®3
(PS3®), and PlayStation® Vita (PS Vita™). The new, officially-licensed
product, the Plantronics RIG for PS4™, PS3®, PS Vita™ will
be available across Europe, Middle East and Oceania for the 2014 holiday
“Whether in the living room or on the go, PlayStation offers immersive
gaming experiences, and new, connected ways to enjoy media,” said Judy
Ward, peripherals business manager at SCEE. “With its recognized
commitment to innovation, Plantronics was a natural partner as we look
for solutions that offer the high-quality audio and clear communication
essential to deliver the best PlayStation experience.”
Marking Plantronics’s return to the console audio market, the RIG for
PS4™, PS3®, PS Vita™ offers performance audio and a competitive
advantage – hear your rivals approaching before you’re seen. Featuring
the distinctive PS™ logo, the RIG performance gaming headset provides
gamers with precision stereo, crystal-clear voice and three EQ profiles:
Pure, Intensify and Seismic. The included audio controller lets you
create and control your mix of side-chat, soundtrack or calls layered
onto game sound, and the ability to easily switch your mic feed between
the game and your mobile device.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with SCEE to deliver performance
gaming audio for PlayStation gamers throughout Europe, the Middle East
and Oceania,” said Gregory Morquin, gaming segment manager with
Plantronics. “We’re known for mobile, gaming and entertainment products
that offer uncompromising sound, clear two-way chat, and unparalleled
comfort. Offering ‘all of the above’ plus the ability to completely
customize your gaming experience via the audio controller, the RIG
for PS4™, PS3®, PS Vita™ is sure to excite consumers.”
Plantronics, creators of best-selling gaming headsets, offers a slate of
audio peripherals to meet the needs of every gamer with products
designed for mobile, console and PC.
At this year’s Gamescom 2014 in Cologne, Germany, visitors will be able
to get hands-on with RIG headsets at the PlayStation® booth and
experience the difference performance audio makes when used with the
Sony PlayStation®4. Additionally, attendees will have a chance to
experience RIG at the Plantronics booth (Hall 9 C-054a) within the ESL
ZONE, and the MarketPoint meeting room area (Hall 4.2 A021 Pavilion #18).
Plantronics is a global leader in audio communications for businesses
and consumers. We have pioneered new trends in audio technology,
creating innovative products that allow people to simply communicate.
From unified communication to Bluetooth® headsets to gaming solutions,
we deliver uncompromising quality, an ideal experience, and
extraordinary service. Plantronics is used by every company in the
Fortune 100™, as well as 911 dispatch, air traffic control and various
mission critical applications for those on the frontline. For more
information, please visit www.plantronics.com
or call (800) 544-4660.
About Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), based in London, is
responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PlayStation®4
(PS4®) computer entertainment system, PlayStation® Vita (PS Vita)
portable entertainment system, PlayStation®3 (PS3®) computer
entertainment system, PSP™ (PlayStation® Portable) handheld
entertainment system and PSN software and hardware in 109 territories
across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania. SCEE has
revolutionized home entertainment since they launched PlayStation® in
1994. PlayStation®4 redefines rich and immersive gameplay with powerful
graphics and speed, intelligent personalization and deeply integrated
social capabilities. PS Vita is an ultimate portable entertainment
system that offers a revolutionary combination of rich gaming and social
connectivity within a real world context. PS3® is an advanced computer
system, incorporating the powerful Cell Broadband Engine and RSX
processors. PSP® is a handheld entertainment system that allows users to
enjoy 3D games with high-quality full-motion video and high-fidelity
stereo audio. SCEE also delivers the PlayStation® experience to open
operating systems through PlayStation® Mobile, a cross device platform.
SCEE also develops, publishes, markets and distributes entertainment
software for these formats, and manages the third party licensing
programs for the formats in these territories. More information about
PlayStation® products can be found at www.playstation.com.
Plantronics and RIG are trademarks of Plantronics, Inc. registered in
the US and other countries. PlayStation®, PS4, PS3, PS2 and PSP are
registered trademarks or trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
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