Immersive Gaming With Razer's Project Ariana System

Jan 10, 2017 08:45 AM EST | By Michael Augustin

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  • Project Ariana | Razer @ CES 2017
  • Razer introduces a new product that supposedly provides a more immersive gaming experience for players.
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Razer recently unveiled a one of a kind gaming laptop featuring three 4K screens. Gamers are obviously invested in gaming on high-end displays with great response times, but apparently playing on a bigger screen is also the way to go. The company introduces their new gaming product called Project Ariana. The projector appears to generate ambient lighting when selected, or extend the games graphics beyond the monitor or TV to make it feel immersive.

The projector works with their Razer Chroma system to synchronize the game's graphics and generate the unseen elements limited by the monitor. The product itself can reportedly work as as a standard 4K resolution projector, but its marketed as an immersive gaming accessory. The Verge reports that the product creates an impression of extending the screen across the whole room.

Project Ariana is equipped with a 155-degree fisheye lens. The lens is flanked by two depth-monitoring cameras, which allow the projector to adjust the image based on the room's arrangement. Furniture and other objects located in front of its lens are taken into account in order to minimize distortion. It can also be supposedly set in ambient mode in order to project colors to create mood lighting while gaming.

According to Venture Beat, Razer CEO and co-founder Min-Liang Tan states that they view the product as "the future of gaming immersion and a great showcase of what our Razer Chroma lighting technology can do." He also expressed that "it's great to see that consumers and editors agree on how exciting this innovation is for gamers." The projector apparently uses laser sensors, 4K video projection technology, Chroma lighting and game integration codes to do what it does.

Razer is reportedly planning to have a consumer model of their Project Ariana available before the year ends. The company has also supposedly licensed its Chroma technology to other third-party manufacturers like Acer, Lenovo, NZXT, Nanoleaf and more.

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