Microsoft has showcased its newest Xbox system concept, the IllumiRoom, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
According to CVG, the IllumiRoom system uses the Kinect with a projector to ‘augment the living room’; in other words, game visualisations are projected around the television screen.
Microsoft says the IllumiRoom aims to “change the appearance of the room, induce apparent motion, extend the field of view and enable entirely new game experiences.”
Talk about game immersion.
The IllumiRoom technology will scan the room first - to determine exactly where you are sitting.
Microsoft first tipped us off about this innovative display technology in a patent it secured last year. The patent indicates that this system will use a 3D depth camera in calculating where the player is seated. The patent also indicated that this technology can somehow link to the rumoured Kinect Glasses – first mentioned in a leaked planning document for the upcoming so-called Xbox 720.
The demo video shows just what the concept system can do – and according to Microsoft, these effects were captured live and not added during post-production.