Razer Ariana 4K Projector Heightens The Home Theater Gaming Experience With Chroma Lighting

Razer CES 2017 announcements just keep rolling in. The company recently revealed that Razer Chroma, its flagship lighting technology, will now be available to third parties. Razer Chroma news, however, does not just stop there. Razer also announced that it is working on “Project Ariana”, the world’s first video projection system intended for gaming.

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Razer suggested that companies such as Lenovo, NZXT, Antec, Lian Li, Wicked Lasers, and Nanoleaf are eager to get their hands on Chroma. Third-party access to the 16.8 million-color palette will be granted through the Razer Chroma Module, a single hardware and software API. Razer Chroma is already on five million devices and has been integrated into games like Overwatch, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, and Shadow Warrior 2.

Project Ariana is the next evolution of Razer Chroma. Razer is currently working with Phillips Lighting to create a more immersive gaming experience. Project Ariana is a high-definition 4K video projector. It uses an ultra-wide fish-eye lens and “advanced processing capabilities” to make an entire room feel as if it is part of a game. Two 3D depth sensing cameras and proprietary calibration software detect environmental factors and adjust accordingly.

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According to Razer Co-Founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan, “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. Video projection, multi-color lighting and the responsive intelligence of our Razer Chroma engine are changing the way we game today.”

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Chroma has been featured on a number of devices at CES 2017, including Razer’s Project Valeria gaming notebook. Project Valerie is the first portable laptop with three built-in 4K monitors. Each 17.3-inch 4K IGZO monitor boasts NVIDIA G-SYNC, which helps produce smooth framerates. The displays are also equipped with 180 degree NVIDIA Surround View gaming and 100 percent Adobe RGB color accuracy.

Both Project Valeria and Ariana are currently featured at Razer’s both at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.