Intel’s Project Alloy Launch
Intel just announced the release of its new virtual reality platform and headset that looks more like the Playstation VR. Is this gonna change everything?
Project Alloy was unveiled today at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco. This is an all-in-one mobile VR headset that will be launched in 2017 as an open platform for all. The Alloy headset, has a standalone and on-board processing and sensors that will enable wireless virtual reality with its inside-out positional tracking solution. The processor is said to be PC class, 6th Generation Intel Core Processor. This is very interesting because desktop grade CPUs require more cooling when in use. Sensors are Inte’s RealSense cameras that can handle multiple processing functions – also with desktop grade performance.
RealSense is very capable with hand-detection that will also track the space around the user. It also has collision detection and avoidance. This can help users avoid damage and injury while wearing the headset. However, Intel is still not disclosing related specs and prices for the hardware or the platform.
Project Alloy’s hanging head mount design reminds more of the Sony PlayStation VR headsets than the Rift from Oculus or the HTC Vive. This is not bad either since Sony’s PSVR is one of the most comfortable virtual reality headsets available.