Logitech to buy Astro, boost gaming console headset line

A major gaming headset maker will be bought by the top maker of gaming peripherals for PC and console gamers in a cash deal that will be finalized in August.

Astro Gaming will become part of the Logitech G brand and product line after Logitech buys the company for $85 million. Logitech said the deal will help them in the console gaming market, where esports gamers are looking for quality equipment.

"ASTRO is the leading player for premium console headsets and is the preferred headset for console esports athletes," said Ujesh Desai, vice president and general manager of Logitech G, in a statement. "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."

Astro’s A40 and A50 headsets are highly sought after for esports competitions. The new A10s are designed to offer quality sounds at a more accessible price for those who are looking to ease the hit on their wallet.

A spokesman said adding Astro as a brand of Logitech G was a natural fit. He said both Logitech and Astro have a passion for design and a love for gaming.

The acquisition is a cash only deal and expected to close in early August.