It looks like the previously announced proof-of-concept hardware, Illumiroom, is destined to be part of the next Xbox. A new video for the tech “envisions a next-generation gaming console, with a projector that sits on your coffee table and surrounds your television with projected light”
“IllumiRoom can extend the gaming content out of your TV, creating a truly immersive experience,” explains the video, “Or we can selectively show game elements, like explosions, or make it snow in our living room.”
The new video shows two games that were seen in the previous demo, SuperTuxKart and Red Eclipse, plus a very short sequence with Portal.
Microsoft’s Eric Rudder explained to The Verge how Illumiroom will work in conjunction with Kinect.
“The LED is projecting for a frame and then turning it off and Kinect IR is reading those layovers,” said Rudder. “Then the Kinect turns off for a frame and then the projector goes on and then Kinect will go back and forth.”
The tech is impressive, the question is how many people will have enough space to use Illumiroom?
Source: The Verge