Two major players in the gaming peripheral industry will soon be under the same roof. Logitech intends to add Astro Gaming, with its $85 million price tag, to its roster this August.
Logitech G is already a force to be reckoned with on the PC peripheral market, but this acquisition of Astro Gaming will allow the company to quickly expand into the console space.
“ASTRO is the leading player for premium console headsets and is the preferred headset for console esports athletes,” said vice president and general manager of Logitech G Ujesh Desai. “It’s a perfect complement to Logitech G’s focus on PC gaming and we couldn’t be more excited; we love the team, the brand and the products. Together, we want to make game play even more fun for gamers everywhere.”
Currently, Logitech is mostly known for its PC gaming headsets, mice, and keyboards while Astro has made a name for itself with the premium A40 and A50 headsets. Logitech has already displayed a great interest in designing products for competitive gamers and the esports scene.
Logitech will finalize the purchase in August, 2017, and begin integration of Astro Gaming during fiscal year 2018.
It sounds like Astro Gaming won’t be too affected by the acquisition as it’s already a console focused company. In a best case scenario, Astro will be allowed to continue doing what it does best while Logitech G keeps focusing on the PC side of things. With lots of gamers depending on each of these companies for high-quality peripherals, we wish nothing but the best for this new partnership.