Dell and Alienware had already officially presented Concept Nyx as a local gaming streaming solution at CES 2022. Now, one year later at CES 2023, they show the new developments, including a matching controller with RGB lighting.
Concept Nyx with new controller presented
Dell and Alienware already showed an exciting concept for local game streaming with Concept Nyx at the beginning of January 2022.Now they showed how the project has changed in the past year and presented a new controller including RGB lighting at the same time.
In terms of shape, the Concept Nyx controller is reminiscent of the gamepad on Xbox consoles, except that both analog sticks are placed synchronously. Of course, there is also an eye-catching RGB illumination that extends over the lower sides or the ABXY keys to match.
A small touchpad replaces the classic directional pad, while two additional keys find room on the back. There is also a fingerprint scanner in the Alienware logo, which allows a quick login and access to the last titles played by the respective user.
If you hold the gamepad towards the display and press a trigger, streaming of a title is supposed to start immediately. In addition, the resistances of the analog sticks are supposed to be adjustable, depending on which game is currently being played. They also have a haptic feedback.
In addition, Concept Nyx is said to allow the button assignments in each game to be viewed and adjusted via an intuitive on-screen menu.
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Local game streaming
Dell has not revealed much more about Concept Nyx so far. The whole project remains a concept. It also remains unclear whether it – just like the controller – will ever be implemented in this form.
The concept is still based on a small, inconspicuous box that is somewhere between a PC and a console in terms of size. Instead of relying on external servers, the concept is supposed to be a 4-in-1 gaming PC, so to speak, which streams games locally and from up to four end devices.
Here, the titles of various gaming stores such as Steam, Epic Games Store and others are collected and can be played on various devices. This includes, for example, desktop PC, notebook, tablet, smartphone or TV. It should also be possible to render multiple games in parallel, including simultaneous display on the same display. Dell provides more details about Concept Nyx in its own blog.