A product we’re excited to learn more about once we get it in for review is BenQ’s upcoming x1300i gaming projector, which has several features designed to capitalize on the storytelling aspect of the games we love and translates that into useful features to improve gameplay. The core premise of taking a fresh look at gaming projectors is that it’s not just about making the games easier to play, it’s about elevating the most exciting parts of the game using projectors to highlight those details.
An aspect we’re excited to test in further detail is going to be the various Game Modes that the new BenQ gaming projectors are said to offer. The idea of a ‘game mode’ actually doesn’t sound like a very novel idea on its face, but after learning more about the unique approach taken by the group at BenQ, we had our curiosity piqued. This harkens back to earlier in this article when we mentioned a few different types of common gameplay, first-person shooter, role playing, and sports games. To take advantage of the specific needs of each of these styles of gameplay, BenQ has created four different gameplay modes, developed for each specific style of play.
Role Playing Mode offers cinematic color to make the game more like the real world so it’s easier to see your enemies on the horizon. First Person Shooter, offers incredibly deep black details to reveal hidden enemies and stay a step ahead of the zombie on your right (!). Sports Mode offers incredibly natural colors for diverse skin tones, more accurately reflecting the way people look in real life and creating a deeper connection as you manipulate Rondo to the basket. BenQ is also offering a unique “user customized” game mode giving you, the gamer, the opportunity to match different content to your preferred video and audio settings.
Now, this is something we can sink our teeth into, a unique application of game mode tailor-made to fit into the specific style of game you are most interested in playing. To further enhance the richness and vibrance of colors needed to bring these game modes to life, you’ll start seeing projectors from BenQ that use 4LED technology.
In addition to 4LED, BenQ is working closely with the geniuses at Texas Instruments (yes, the calculator guys), to co-design a color calibration algorithm to ensure more consistent color over the course of the projector’s lifespan. We’re excited to learn more about the auto-calibration and 4LED features as BenQ introduces new products with these technologies soon.