Razer to bring full PC gaming to tablets

Project Fiona PC Gaming Tablet to deliver full PC games on tablet devices

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Razer to bring full PC gaming to tablets Project Fiona will play full games on tablet devices with no need for porting or optimizing for the mobile platform.
By  Mark Sutton Published  January 12, 2012

Gaming hardware specialist Razer has unveiled a new concept design, that aims to bring full PC gaming to tablet devices.

The Project Fiona PC Gaming Tablet aims to create an intuitive control set-up, that will allow users to play full PC games, rather than ‘casual' games on a tablet, with no need for developers to ported, optimized, or developed from scratch.

Razer has worked closely with Intel to develop the concept device and interface, which is powered by third generation Intel Core i7 processors.

The Razer team have developed an all-new hybrid user interface scheme for Project Fiona. Featuring integrated dual game controllers with ultra-precise analog sticks, Project Fiona runs gamepad-enabled PC games right out of the box. Along with the game controllers, Project Fiona is also designed with ultra-precise accelerometers and a highly sensitive multi-touch screen, which the company expects developers to make the most use of in future titles.

"Project Fiona's combination of high performance Intel-based gaming hardware and innovative tablet design is specifically focused for PC gamers. It will unleash the PC gamer to play their existing and future high-end games in one of the most exciting new form factors - a tablet," said Brad Graff, Director of Partner Marketing, Netbook & Tablet Group, Intel.

"While multi-touch screens have become the de facto user interface for tablets, they are not the right interface for serious PC gaming," said Min-Liang Tan, CEO, Razer. "The user interface we have designed for Project Fiona allows all existing PC games to be played right out of the box and also provides game developers new opportunities as they develop next-gen games on a highly-intuitive platform. Both developers and gamers are going to love the new user interface that combines the best of a gamepad, multi-touch screen and accelerometers for an all-new gaming experience on-the-go."

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