October 2, 2008
SwitchBlade PRO is Now Available
Blue Orb’s SwitchBlade PRO
Features Texter Technology and SIXAXIS Controller Support
Blue Orb, Inc., creators of the
SwitchBlade™ application that allows gamers to play PC games with console
controllers, today released their newest product, SwitchBlade™ PRO. SwitchBlade
PRO has all the PC gameplay juice of the original SwitchBlade, plus several new
features including SIXAXIS controller support and an intuitive texting tool
called the Texter™.
"The original SwitchBlade
application’s success prompted us to explore ways to improve this already useful
product," said Aaron Levin, Vice President of Business Development for Blue Orb.
"SwitchBlade PRO is light years better. We’re introducing our patented Texter™
system that let’s gamers send messages right from their game controllers. Your
hands never have to leave the controller."
SwitchBlade PRO users will continue
to experience a growing assortment of 20+ supported games—with "Blades"
developed both by Blue Orb game experts and gamers using the great new
"With BladeBuilder, gamers become
part of our dev team," Levin continues. "Who doesn’t want to work in the video
game industry? This is essentially a development kit for everyone out there, and
these Blades can be shared amongst SwithcBlade PRO users."
SwitchBlade PRO also features
support for PlayStation 3 SIXAXIS controllers.
SwitchBlade PRO is intuitive, easy
to use software that brings the fully configured controller experience
(“Blades”) to the most popular PC games, including World of Warcraft®, Guild
Wars®, Half-Life® 2, Call of Duty® 4, Age of Conan® and now Warhammer® Online:
Age of Reckoning™ and SPORE™. SwitchBlade PRO provides THE console gaming
experience to gamers playing PC games. Support is now provided for both the
PlayStation® 3 and Xbox 360® controllers, with additional controller types
slated to debut later this year.