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CES 2017: Razer’s Project Ariana gaming room lighting gets crazy

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Razer’s Project Ariana concept paints your game across the entire room

Gaming PC maker Razer has revealed Project Ariana, a unique device that basically opens up a doorway to a shining world of color in your gaming space at the CES 2017 this week. Razer suggests that Project Ariana is the “world’s first video projection system designed for total immersion gaming.”

Project Ariana’s core is Razor Chroma. It is configurable smart lighting platform which the company has already included into its keyboards, mice and gaming laptops. Project Ariana is a 4K high-definition video projector that works by using an ultra-wide 155-degree fish-eye lens and advanced processing capabilities to project Chroma’s 16.8 million different colors and lighting effects and extend the gaming experience across the entire room.

“Project Ariana is a concept design that showcases the power and potential of the Razer Chroma platform in the pre-VR world in bridging the gap between gamers and games,” says Razer Co-Founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan.

“Video projection, multi-color lighting and the responsive intelligence of our Razer Chroma engine are changing the way we game today. We and our publishing and technology partners are working toward new visual solution for an even more incredible and visually rich tomorrow.”

The system adapts the projection of in-game elements to the dimensions and features of the physical environment. Project Ariana contains a pair of 3D sensing cameras, which work together with proprietary calibration software automatically adjusts itself to detect environmental factors such as furniture and room lighting, to provide the perfect display for any room.

“This is the future of Razer Chroma as we see it,” says Tan. “We are working toward new video projection technology designed to place users in their games for total gaming immersion. Having a game literally surround a gamer completes the entire ecosystem of gaming, bridging the sensory gap between player and game.”

Razer further announced that its lighting technology, Razer Chroma, will now be available to third-party partners. Project Ariana is still just a prototype, and hence, no pricing or availability info has been released so far. Whether or not this concept design will make it to the commercial market remains to be seen.

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