Mobile gaming is slowly becoming streamline in this day and age. Back then, Nintendo answered the long waiting hours of traveling with their Nintendo Gameboy. Years, passed we now have Sony and Nintendo battling it out for the position of the best portable gaming unit/console with their Sony Playstation Vita and Nintendo 3DS.
But just a few days ago, a new challenger has arrived to change and bring the portable gaming to the next level. Razer, known for its amazing array of keyboards and mice strictly designed for gaming has innovated what they call “The Future of Gaming” and dubbed it “Project Fiona”.
Project Fiona, the name of Razer’s current prototype gaming unit utilizes the concept of a screen as big as an iPad with two Playstation move-like controllers on each side and as thick as 3 iPads stacked together. But this is just the prototype. As per Min-Liang Tan the CEO of Razer, the said design will still undergo revision and price target will be under $1,000 USD. Razer aims to have a compact unit complete with a power of a PC that can play games to its maximum settings. That said there is a high chance that Razer may create their own OS for this unit.
During the recently concluded CES, Min-Liang Tan allowed a group of people to have a taste of “Project Fiona” with Warhammer 40k: Space Marine. By far, all of them were amazed as to how smooth the said game runs on the said platform. The requirements of the game are not that steep for a normal or average PC gamer but will still require to have average gamers in certain asian countries such as the Philippines to upgrade with a 2GHz dual-core CPU, 2GB Ram and a 256mb video card. What’s more amazing is that Razer mapped the buttons precisely as they could resulting to a very fluid the control system. Gamers who have used analog sticks of a PS3/PS2 controller or an Xbox360 controller on FPS games would know what I am talking about but for those who don’t here’s a video of the “Project Fiona” in action.
Truly remarkable! Razer is really stepping up their game and dare challenge and revolutionize the way the industry defines the word “Gaming”. It’s almost as if the visionary capabilities (or some of it) of Steve Jobs was passed down to this company. We’ll be keeping an sharp look-out on this “Project Fiona” of theirs so stay tuned for updates here on this channel.
Source: Gizmodo, Cult of Razer