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Razer RealSense camera brings focus to desktop gaming

Razer has unveiled its own version of Intel’s RealSense camera, bringing its depth-sensing abilities to a wider gaming audience.

Few details about the product have yet been revealed but it appears to be essentially just a rebranded and repackaged version of Intel’s existing RealSense camera.

Designed to be affixed to the top of a monitor, it can be used for a variety of depth-sensing tricks but will immediately appeal to users of Twitch.

Thanks to its ability to sense distance it can isolate the player from whatever is behind, meaning gamers can stream their image without having to worry about tidying their room or removing that dodgy poster from the wall.

Beyond this RealSense can also be used for a host of new interaction techniques based on gestures, plus it can be used for head tracking.

The latter was demonstrated by Intel at its developer forum (IDF) where it showed a racing game that used RealSense to see which why the driver was facing and moved the image correspondingly.

No further details on pricing, naming or an exact release date were revealed but Intel did confirm that the Razer RealSense camera will be arriving in Q1 2016.

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