Razer and CES go collectively like cookies and cream, permitting the snake-headed firm’s mad scientists to return out and present their solutions to the query ‘what if…?’. This 12 months, the agency has imagined what may very well be thought-about the proper next-generation gaming setup within the type of a Razer gaming cockpit, dubbed ‘Project Brooklyn’.
If you’re unfamiliar with gaming cockpits, they usually act as all-in-one gaming chairs with a built-in desk at your fingertips, suspended screens for final immersion, and typically additions like footrests and cup holders. Just consider the proper e-racing or flight simulator. The drawback up till this level, apart from the four-figure price they normally ship with, is the quantity of area they take up.
Instead of utilizing the gaudy scorpion tail design to dangle a number of shows just like the Acer Predator Thronos, Razer’s Project Brooklyn opts for a extra understated strategy, hinging on a single 60-inch foldable OLED show that offers seamless panoramic imaginative and prescient and might be tucked away into the physique of the chair on the press of a button when not in use.
Similarly, the built-in desk meant to your keyboard and mouse neatly packs away into the modular 4D armrests, making the chair apt for each console and PC gaming. You might at all times use it to position a drink on should you personal an Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5, nonetheless.
In truth, when every part’s put away, Project Brooklyn is nearly indistinguishable from the Razer Iskur gaming chair the foundations are based mostly on, with a leather-stitched seat and carbon fiber physique. The principal giveaways that this is a distinct mannequin are the inclusion of RGB lighting across the seating space, interruption within the headrest hole, and haptic suggestions – though you wouldn’t know the latter at a look.
With the Iskur releasing in October, this would possibly appear to be an enormous leap ahead, however Razer has been musing concerning the concept way back to 2018 when the Razer Nari Ultimate introduced haptic suggestions right into a headset.
Sadly, no prototypes exist but, however the concept is for every part to hook up with the sport you’re taking part in, with the lighting and haptic suggestions reacting to what’s on display screen. At the very least, this concept wasn’t introduced on April Fools’ Day just like the Razer toaster, so there’s hope we’d see Project Brooklyn come to life but.