Incredibly Advanced Gaming Projector “Project Ariana” Takes Top Honors at CES

Project Ariana Wins Some Hardware at CES

At this year’s CES, the Project Ariana gaming projector by Razer won official “Best Gaming” show honors, as well as distinction as this year’s “People’s Choice” from Engadget, the official awards partner of CES, who also nominated the device for “Best Home Theater Product” and “Best Disruption Tech” awards.

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Project Ariana takes environmental information from within a videogame and intelligently projects it around a room, virtually engulfing a player in real-time action previously reserved for on-screen entertainment only.

Razer achieved the remarkable abilities of Project Ariana using its Razer Chroma lighting technology and combining it with laser sensors, 4k video projection technology and game code integration in partnership with publishers. The projector experience is additionally combined with custom lighting features on Razer gaming projects and ambient smart lighting and THX-certified surround sound devices. Each element is able to react with games in real-time by way of Razer Chroma software for an immersive visual and auditory experience.

Razer plans to develop Project Ariana into a consumer-ready model by the end of this year. The company is welcoming feedback on Razer’s Facebook and Twitter pages for those interested in shaping the future of the projector prototype.

Razer has now won “Best of CES” awards for seven consecutive years, breaking its own record in the 50-year history of the storied tradeshow, which annually showcases upwards of 20,000-plus products.

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Razer’s past “Best of CES” honors included “People’s Voice” in 2011 and 2012; “Best of Show,” “Best Gaming” and “People’s Voice” in 2013; “Best PC” and “People’s Choice” in 2014; “Best Gaming” and “People’s Choice” in 2015; and “Best PC” and “People’s Choice” in 2016.

In addition to Project Ariana, Razer received significant attention for the latest advent in its award-winning personal computer line, a laptop concept dubbed “Project Valerie.” The three-monitored device turned heads and earned 19 awards as of the date of this release. PC Mag awarded Project Valerie “Best of CES” and similar accolades were received from, Fox News, Popular Mechanics, CNET and several other publications.

Project Valerie stands as the world’s first portable laptop with three built-in 4K monitors. Each 17.3-inch IGZO display is equipped with NVIDIA G-SYNC™ technology that is capable of producing the smoothest possible framerates for an ultimate gaming experience. The concept also received critical praise for creative and professional applications beyond gaming.

Source: Press Release

  • Aenea

    This has nothing to do whatsoever with VR, besides MS already showed something like this a few years back…

    • Patrick Lyle

      I disagree. While it’s definitely not VR, I’d say it has a little bit to do with VR due to some shared characteristics between the two. Yeah Microsoft showed their Roomalive tech a while back. Slow and steady loses the race, I guess.

      • Aenea

        It has absolutely nothing to do with VR, it’s a projector that sits in one place and uses adds some stuff around the TV…

        VR is like you’re inside the world, the projector is static, when you look behind you and the projector you will see nothing, with VR the world and display moves around with you. VR is 3d, this projector basically just makes your screen sorta bigger.

        It has nothing whatsoever to do with VR, there are no shared characteristics…

        • Patrick Lyle

          I see, you’re absolutely right. I was under the impression it projected in 360 degrees. I guess I should have read the article, or at least looked at the projector before disagreeing. Now I’m not so sure what’s so great about it.

  • Hates bad writers.

    Microsoft was showing this off years ago in a couple concepts. I still don’t see the application.