Haptic technology in a gaming headset is pretty rare, so much so that it’s the first thing you notice when looking at the Razer Kraken V3 Hypersense
packaging, when you’re opening it up, and then when you’re firing up your first game or bit of media content. Is it a gimmick or for real? Well, let's just say it's great that this headset's got great audio.
For Razer the addition of haptics is a step towards “true multi-sensory gaming”, via driver integration, positioning, and intensity of the tech. And you can understand the reasoning for its inclusion, especially when Sony is looking to add haptic tech to the upcoming PlayStation VR2 headset – it’s all about that immersion.
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Throw in Razer Kraken V3 Hypersense’s THX Spatial Audio surround and the desired effect was felt almost immediately upon firing up the cyberpunk action of Ghostrunner on PC. In an early sequence not only could I hear the rumble of a flying vehicle overhead but the haptic feedback was such that its presence was felt. The effect was specific to the vehicle, and the contrast between that and other ambient sound effects was immersive to say the least.
But, to be completely honest, Hypersense is something you would use sparingly. Fine for games but pretty bad for music and video watching.