ROCCAT raised a few eyebrows at E3 with the announcement of their Sova modular gaming board. They definitely piqued our interest here at Techaeris too. After the overwhelming interest and support shown on their Sova homepage, ROCCAT is moving full-steam ahead on development of the Sova. In a nod to the incredible response they’ve seen so far from media and fans, ROCCAT has also decided to open up some of their development and refinement processes to the world.
“We are thrilled with the overwhelmingly positive response we have received for the Sova,” Says René Korte, CEO and founder of ROCCAT. “We realize that now is not the time to sit back and wait, but to give fans what they want as quickly as possible. We’re ready to go full speed into our refinement process, and want our fans to see the hard work that goes into moving a ROCCAT product from its development phase, into what you see at retail. The Sova is coming, it is going to be an amazing piece of gaming hardware, and you’ll get to follow every step on that journey in our newly launched Sova Development Blog.”
“We are a company that has always lived by integrated product development, where our entire internal team has input on the creation of our peripherals,” adds René. “We are taking things a step further by inviting our fans to participate in this process. The Blog will have surveys and comment sections, allowing them to help guide the process by which we bring the final Sova to the masses.”
We believe our fans will develop an even deeper appreciation for what goes into making a ROCCAT product when they follow along with these excellent vlogs, and interact with the ROCCAT Team. We plan on making them exciting, engaging, informational, and fun. Very few companies in our business open up to the public quite like this, and we hope to set a precedent in that regard now, and for years to come.”
Along with this announcement, ROCCAT has launched their Sova Development Blog where interested parties can follow along with ROCCAT’s designers and developers as they work to bring Sova to the world. The first post includes a thank you video from CEO and founder of ROCCAT, René Korte, embedded below. A lot of people are very excited about Sova. How do you feel about ROCCAT opening up their design processes to fan? Let us know in the comments, or on your favorite social network. Links to our socials can be found on the left side of your screen.