Computer chip maker Intel plans to release a new virtual reality headset later this year. (Photo: Gareth van Zyl, Fin24)
Las Vegas - Computer chip maker Intel has shown off its latest virtual reality headset, which the company describes as its push into “merged reality”.
At a press briefing on Wednesday ahead of the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Intel teased the first version of its Project Alloy headset.
Intel says the headset, which is expected to go on sale later this year, will feature a combination of virtual reality and augmented reality.
This means that it is capable of featuring immersive video content as well as augmented reality in which it projects computer generated images on real-life settings.
Intel plans to tap partners in making and selling the device.
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich briefly showed off the new device on stage amid a press briefing that mostly occurred in a virtual reality setting.
Upon arriving at the press briefing, media were presented with a black comfortable chair, an Oculus Rift headset, a laptop and a bag in case of possible nausea.
For most of the briefing, Intel showed off how far virtual reality has come with 360 degree videos of a live basketball game, a live crossing to a drone flying over solar panels in Nevada and a video game featuring zombies.
Below are photos of Intel’s press event.
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