Razer and Intel are collaborating on a camera perfect for bringing virtual reality to the PC and for streaming games on Twitch. The two companies announced the partnership during the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco on Tuesday.
The camera will be based on Intel’s RealSense technology, which will help track the player’s movements and translate them in-game – a great way to incorporate a VR headset, like Razer’s OSVR, into gameplay.
The capabilities for streamers include “significantly enhanced game broadcasting,” according to a statement from Razer. This includes “automatic background removal” (think no more green screens), for “a more entertaining and immersive experience.” So instead of that white box that most streamers appear in, you will see a floating body positioned somewhere on the game screen.
Razer naturally is taking care of the design for the product, which is still in concept phase and subject to change. “Gamers will, we expect, be able to enhance their broadcasting and VR experience in unprecedented ways,” said Razer co-founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan.
The device is as yet unnamed, and while a release date wasn’t officially announced by Razer or Intel, speculation puts in at an early 2016 release, which seems plausible seeing as demonstrations are being given during the Intel Developer Forum this week.
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