Remember IllumiRoom? Microsoft’s concept used Kinect to scan the environment around you, and then projected certain elements from the game world into your room, making the experience much more immersive and taking the game beyond your TV screen.
RoomAlive, the new proof-of-concept prototype from Microsoft takes that one step further, transforming your room into a reactive game world with its scalable projection system. A video explaining the system is below.
Yes, it’s very much a prototype, but makes very good use of Kinect, and could be somewhat of a hint of where Microsoft want to take gaming in the future. It’s a really interesting video, anyway, but I don’t know why you’d want to fill your room with cockroaches or rodents.