Project Offset: What happens to Intel's Larrabee "game"?
With the out for Larrabee 1 graphics cards, one might ask what will happen to Intel's Project Offset.
Project Offset evolved from a graphics demo into a game project before it was turned into a piece of software that is intended to help developers realize their games fast, simple and for low prices. The focus was set on Intel's Larrabee and due to the high flexibility that was expected from the many-core graphics card, the technology was supposed to improve the dynamic and level of detail in games.
But since Larrabee won't be base for custom level graphics solution (see: Intel Larrabee: Many-core graphics card is cancelled), the question arises what will happen to the Offset Project. On the official website itself there haven't been any obvious changes and there are still job offers. The only hint comes from a linked quote from Bigdownload.com. They apparently have contacted Intel about the future of the project since it has been so closely related to Larrabee. The answer: News about Offset are said to come in 2010. That's all.
Background Project Offset
In February 2008 Intel bought the developers of Project Offset. Back then it has been expected that Intel wanted to make a exemplary game for the Raytracing features of Larrabee. In the meantime it became obvious that Larrabee was supposed to compete with classic graphics cards based on Rasterization technology. At the Games Developers Conference 2009 some new pictures and an impressive video had been published.
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