Last week during the largest technology event in the world, CES 2017, VRFocus reported on Razer unveiling a new prototype projector dubbed Project Ariana. Extending players gaming worlds into their rooms, Project Ariana impressed those at the show that it won several CES awards in the process.
The Project Ariana gaming projector by Razer won the official “Best Gaming” show honours, as well as distinction as this year’s “People’s Choice” from the official awards partner of CES, Engadget, who also nominated the device for “Best Home Theater Product” and “Best Disruption Tech” awards.
“We see Project Ariana as the future of gaming immersion and a great showcase of what our Razer Chroma lighting technology can do,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer CEO and co-founder. “It’s great to see that consumers and editors agree on how exciting this innovation is for gamers. Project Ariana is able to offer a virtual reality experience without a headset and which can be enjoyed by everyone in a room.”
Although not technically virtual reality (VR), Project Ariana aims to make standard PC gaming even more immersive by taking environmental information from within a videogame and intelligently projects it around a room, essentially engulfing a player in the on-screen virtual world.
Razer achieved this by using its Razer Chroma lighting technology whilst combining it with laser sensors, 4k video projection technology, wide angle lenses and game code integration in partnership with publishers. And for those wanting to know more about the prototype project, VRFocus got to demo the product first hand.
The win continues Razer’s gaming dominance at CES, the company has now won “Best of CES” awards for seven consecutive years, breaking its own record in the 50-year history of the tradeshow, which annually showcases upwards of 20,000-plus products.
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