At the ongoing Intel Developer Forum (IDF), Razer has unveiled a new 3D camera utilising Intel’s depth-sensing RealSense technology. The company sees this as another step to making virtual reality gaming a reality (excuse the pun). The new product also has several features aimed at game streamers. Seems like Google isn’t the only one to take advantage of RealSense.
Seeing how this Razer product will be utilising Intel’s RealSense technology, it can do a whole suite of neat tricks. For one, it boasts the ability to automatically remove a background, which will come in handy for game streamers. Users can then replace the background for a more “entertaining and immersive experience”, according to Razer. Then again, this is a standard RealSense feature, but this technology isn’t exactly commonplace yet.
As for how the product will enhance the virtual reality experience, Razer has not revealed much. Whether the camera can go beyond working as an external tracker for VR headsets or tracking hand motion still remains to be seen. While Razer hasn’t exactly made it big with virtual reality yet, it shows a lot of interest in the technology. Just several months ago it unveiled the OSVR platform, which aims to bring virtual reality to Android devices.
As for the availability and retail price of this mysterious Razer product, we’d have to wait for these to be revealed in the future. Seems like Razer is really committed to bringing virtual reality to gamers, although it hasn’t revealed what its new product is capable of yet.