Will the Future of Gaming Be Your Living Room?
This is a video from a new technology named IllumiRoom patented by Microsoft a year ago. It uses a wide-angle video projector along with the latest Kinect technology to project an image over your living room.
The Kinect maps out your room and the system compensates for the color of furniture allowing it to create the illusion that the game is spilling into the living room. Effect such as snow falling, spatial distortions and projected objects allow the game to immerse players in a way similar to Virtual Reality technology.
Sadly, Microsoft says that the new technology will not be included as a part of the next-generation Xbox console set to make its appearance on May 21. Instead, it says that the technology will début in July at the earliest.