Razer’s Project Valerie, described as “a new standard for immersive entertainment.” taken from its booth at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Sunday has made the California based gaming firm offer a reward for the safe return of it’s prototype gaming laptop which was put on display and was never recovered.
“Our teams worked months on end to conceptualize and develop these units,” CEO Min-Liang Tan said on Facebook, describing the theft as potential industrial espionage.
“It is cheating, and cheating doesn’t sit well with us,” he said. “Anyone who would do this clearly isn’t very smart.”
The device’s harbors a built-in 17-inch screen that is hoped to replace the cluttered multiple monitors used by avid gamers.
“We have filed the necessary reports and are currently working with the show management as well as law enforcement to address this issue,” Tan said.
Razer is currently offering $25,000 as reward for any information that leads to the identification, arrest and conviction of the thief and/or retrieval of the machines.