Intel has announced at its CES press event that its Project Alloy platform, which offers virtual and augmented reality headsets that can be manufactured by different companies, will be available in the last quarter of 2017.
Intel has partnered with different manufacturers to carry out the production of Project Alloy, an open platform whose first autonomous mixed reality devices will be available by the end of the year. Intel intends to offer an open solution where any manufacturer can opt for its production. Project Alloy is an autonomous viewer without cables that does not require a PC for its operation and that integrates an Intel processor, as well as the RealSense system to achieve absolute inside-out positioning without external elements.
The press conference has had 250 Rift viewers so that attendees could check the type of experiences they intend to achieve, showing from stereoscopic broadcasts in 360º with Voke to volumetric recordings in 360º where users could move.
A demonstration of a multiplayer shooter game with Project Alloy has also been carried out, using motion controllers and a scan of the real environment to adjust the virtual environment, allowing for example to use real elements as cover, what Intel calls as fused reality.