NACON ANNOUNCES THE RIG PRO COMPACT, WORLD’S FIRST XBOX CONTROLLER TO INCLUDE DOLBY ATMOS

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Pre-orders for the RIG PRO Compact begins 6 May at JB Hi-Fi and EB Games

Thursday 6 May, 2021 – NACON announces the RIG PRO Compact, its first customisable wired controller and app for Xbox, available in Australia and New Zealand from the first week of June. The PRO Compact is also the world’s first game controller to include Dolby Atmos® for Headphones.

Dolby Atmos places game audio all around the player with three-dimensional precision, so they can react faster and more accurately. Gamers are immersed in a more intense experience that brings crystal clear, hair-raising realism to every battlefield, so they can catch the subtle, potentially game-changing sounds they’ve been missing. 

Exceptional audio, optimised form factor and complete customisation give the PRO Compact an impressive combination of features. Gamers can create custom button maps, change trigger sensitivity and control dead zones using the PRO Compact app for Xbox.

“We’re excited to introduce the RIG PRO Compact controller to Australia and New Zealand,” said RIG VP of Global Sales & Marketing, Peter Petrides. “Being able to leverage NACON’s expertise as the #1 third-party controller brand in Europe, means we’re bringing RIG gamers a product that stays true to our brand promise. Which is to develop next generation gear that helps gamers improve their performance.”

“This is the perfect controller for competitive players who prefer, and play better, using a smaller form factor not available in other elite products,” continued Petrides. “The PRO Compact provides unparalleled levels of customisation through its dedicated PRO Compact app. This, coupled with the inclusion of Dolby Atmos, makes it an extremely compelling controller for its price.” 

“Dolby Atmos heightens your situational awareness and helps you reach competitive excellence,” said Mahesh Balakrishnan, Vice President of Dolby’s Audio Business. “It’s great to work again with RIG to make immersive gaming experiences more accessible to people around the world through the RIG PRO Compact.”

To enjoy Dolby Atmos for Headphones, simply download the Dolby Access app from the Windows Store on Xbox or Windows 10, plug in the controller via USB and connect a headset to experience immersive audio while gaming.

View the trailer for the RIG Nacon Pro Compact

Pricing and Availability

The PRO Compact will be available in-store and for online pre-order from JB Hi-Fi and EB Games on 6 May. 

  • PRO Compact Black: officially licensed for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One: $89.95 AUD
  • PRO Compact White: officially licensed for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One: $89.95 AUD

NACON also announced new versions of its popular RIG 500 PRO Series gaming headsets.  

The RIG 500 PRO Gen 2 takes everything gamers love about the first generation 500 PRO and adds a few upgrades. All models of the 500 PRO Gen 2 feature a comfort-enhanced steel headband that is both highly durable and flexible while also being lightweight. Signature RIG exoskeleton earcup design isolates low distortion 50mm drivers that have been specifically tuned for immersive game audio.

RIG 500 PRO Series has a number of models for use with Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and Windows 10. The 500 PRO HC Gen 2 will be available in July, with all other variants available at major retailers:

  • RIG 500 PRO HX Gen 2: for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One: $129.95 AUD
  • RIG 500 PRO HS Gen 2: for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4: $129.95 AUD
  • RIG 500 PRO HC Gen 2: for multiplatform console and portable gaming: $129.95 AUD
  • RIG 500 PRO HA Gen 2: for PC gaming and includes longer cables and y-splitter: $129.95 AUD

For more information on the features of the RIG 500 PRO Gen 2 Series and PRO Compact Controller, please view the product information sheet or visit: https://www.nacongaming.com/en-GB/ 

For setup and support, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/riggaming 

About RIG

RIG is a premium gaming accessory brand and the leader in tournament audio for professional gaming. RIG introduced the first stadium-class headset in 2012 and is trusted by sound stage professionals, team coaches and pro players during league and live events worldwide. The brand’s mission is to develop next generation gear for competitive gamers, esports players and live streamers. In 2020, RIG was acquired by NACON, a leading video game developer and designer of premium gaming accessories, including the Compact and Revolution series of controllers for console and PC.

About NACON

NACON is a company of the BIGBEN Group founded in 2019 to optimise its know-how through strong synergies in the video game market. By bringing together its 10 development studios, the publishing of AA video games, the design and distribution of premium gaming devices, NACON focuses 20 years of expertise at the service of players. This new unified business unit strengthens NACON’s position in the market, enables it to innovate by creating new unique competitive advantages. www.nacongaming.com


About Turn Left Distribution
Turn Left is a leading Interactive Entertainment specialist across Australia and New Zealand. Partnering with some of the world’s market leading gaming brands across software and accessories, Turn Left provides a full-service distribution model, working with vendors and partners to manage fully integrated, localised end-to-end, go-to-market solutions with overarching marketing, PR and event activations. The company’s main objective is to provide its partners, customers and the gaming community with category leading service and products that deliver a highly satisfying entertainment experience.

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