Have you ever wished you could experience full immersion in the environment of the game you are playing? If Microsoft’s “IllumiRoom” is any indication of the future of gaming, that wish may indeed come true.
Today, Microsoft unveiled the new IllumiRoom technology during Samsung’s keynote CES address. According to the CES presentation and information from Microsoft Research, the technology aims to fully immerse the player within the world of the game they are playing.
“IllumiRoom uses a Kinect for Windows camera and a projector to blur the lines between on-screen content and the environment we live in allowing us to combine our virtual and physical worlds. For example, our system can change the appearance of the room, induce apparent motion, extend the field of view, and enable entirely new game experiences.”
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This news follows in the wake of Microsoft’s earlier patent for an “immersive display experience.” Whether the IllumiRoom is the complete fulfillment of that patent, or merely a single step in a larger immersive display experience project, remains to be seen.
Would you be interested in using IllumiRoom? What would be the first game you would try with this new technology?