At CES, Razer, who is one of the leading brands for dedicated gamers, announced that Razer Chroma, which is their state of the art lighting system, will now be available to 3rd Party developers to use. Furthermore, the company announced “Project Ariana”, which would be the first ever video projection system designed to give full immersion into video games.
The Razer Chroma has sold over 5 million devices to date, and to add to its success, numerous gaming developers are using the lighting system on their titles. This includes AAA developer and AAA titles like Overwatch from Blizzard, Call of Duty®: Black Ops 3 from Activision, Shadow Warrior 2 from Devolver Digital, and many, many more. Furthermore, developers are lining up to try and use their new immersion technology, including Lenovo, NZXT, Antec, Lian Li, Wicked Lasers and Nanolea.
The big deal here though has to be Project Ariana, which sounds like we’re getting closer to Holodeck technology from Star Trek. In short, Project Ariana aims to take the concept of RGB lighting into room projection. With the goal being a whole new dimension to immersive gaming through Razer Chroma. It will attempt to do this by communicating with the video games in real time to create lighting and video effects through the Razer Chroma. While the goal is obviously total immersion for video games, it’ll also allow for unique gameplay if used correctly. Or who knows what other developers could come up with.
Project Arianna itself is a projector, one that’s being shown off right now at CES, if we get a better look at it, we’ll let you know.