Razer, the maker of the gaming mouse and gaming keyboards, has announced that it will merge its software and hardware business with Eclipse Software, which develops the Eclipse GameWorks software that powers its game software.
The deal is expected to close in March.
The combined company will continue to focus on gaming hardware, but it will now have the full resources of its two business units.
Eclipse will now focus on the development of its Eclipse Gameworks software.
“The combined company has a lot of great ideas for the future, but at the end of the day we’ve got to keep the game on the screen and get gamers excited about gaming hardware,” said CEO and founder Erik Ericson.
“We are committed to keeping the gaming community and gamers engaged with the most advanced gaming technology in gaming.”
The company will focus on its GameWorks technology, which is based on an open-source development model, but which is open to the community and other developers.
Ericsons team is currently working on new games and applications for gaming hardware.
The new company will also use the Eclipse Cloud platform, which offers cloud-based computing and cloud services to support game developers.
The merged company will have the resources to continue developing new games, but will be able to focus solely on gaming software.
Eclipse’s Cloud Platform is also compatible with the Eclipse SDK and the Eclipse Developer SDK.
The Eclipse Cloud Platform allows developers to integrate the Eclipse platform directly into their existing applications and to provide an alternative to using Microsoft Azure.
The cloud platform is currently available to developers in a beta form.
The company also has a cloud-powered gaming platform for game-console hardware, which it will develop as a separate business unit.
The software and business units will remain separate entities, but the Eclipse-built cloud platform will be the main platform for Eclipse-developed game software and games for gaming-console PCs and mobile devices.
“This partnership is a game changer for the gaming industry, and we look forward to continuing to drive it forward,” said Ericsos software engineer Ben Schmiede, who will serve as Eclipse’s president and CEO.
“As an open source company, we will be supporting Eclipse and other open source software developers with their development tools and services as well as their cloud infrastructure.”
In an e-mailed statement, Eclipse CEO David Sønstebøl said that the merged company “will be a great partner for us and will bring with it the benefits of having a unified development platform.”
“This will allow us to develop and deliver the best software for gamers in a way that’s both open source and scalable,” he said.
“Eclipse has always been about bringing the best technologies to market, and this partnership is the culmination of a long history of cooperation between the Eclipse team and the Razer team.”
The new gaming company, which will be known as Eclipse Software Inc., will focus its development efforts on the Eclipse game development platform.
The group plans to release a game called “Ember,” which is a standalone game that will focus mainly on developing new game mechanics.
The game is still in development, but Ericsen said the team is “looking forward to showing you a first look at it soon.”
“The Ember team has already created a great game with the Unity Engine and we’re excited to see it at PAX East,” Ericsens said.
The Ember team is also working on an Android game called Ember 2, which features more than two dozen playable characters, including an anthropomorphic penguin, a wolf, a bear, a dog, a rabbit and a human.
The developers will use the Ember platform to make a variety of games, including a strategy game that uses the Unity engine.
The “Escape” game will be playable at PAX West in Seattle in March 2018.
“In Ember 2 we are going to focus more on the sandbox aspect of the game and focus on building the most accessible and fun experience possible,” Ericss said.
Erickson also announced that Eclipse Software will be offering a free, paid beta to all Eclipse customers.
The developer will be releasing the Eclipse app for Android in September 2018, with more games coming to the platform.
Eclipse Software is a joint venture between Razer and Eclipse, a Seattle-based startup founded in 2010 that makes open source, cloud-enabled software for game development.
Eclipse is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.
Razer and its subsidiary, Razer Technologies, are also companies that are also part of Eclipse.
The merger is expected make Razer the largest open source gaming company.
“Our team and Eclipse share a deep passion for open source technology and are committed, for the long term, to providing gaming enthusiasts the best gaming experiences possible,” said Chris Hulsey, Razer’s executive chairman.
“Razer is committed to supporting Eclipse’s vision of open source game development by offering an in-house game development toolkit and open source development environment. This is