Microsoft have revealed a proof-of-concept video for ‘IllumiRoom’, tech that was patented last year.
It uses Kinect and a projector to turn the area around the television in to a larger screen which can “change the appearance of the room, induce apparent motion, extend the field of view, and enable entirely new game experiences.”
The demo video which you can see below was captured live and according to Microsoft, does not contain any post production. It is rather impressive, I particularly like the effect at 58 seconds which projects a picture of the wall on to itself and then distorts it.
According to Microsoft “Our system uses the appearance and the geometry of the room (captured by Kinect) to adapt the projected visuals in real-time without any need to custom pre-process the graphics.”
However, as impressive as it is, it’s not a patch on what Sony produced over a year ago. Admittedly they used more projectors and the whole experience was scripted but the videos below were created using the PS Eye and Move controllers.