Mon, Apr 29, 2013 | 11:17 BST
Microsoft’s IllumiRoom concept “sits on a coffee table” and could be used alongside next Xbox
Reports suggest Microsoft’s IllumiRoom could be part of the next Xbox’s setup.
The exciting concept, which uses Kinect and a standard projector to combine virtual and physical worlds, was revealed back in January as part of the company’s CES 2013 showing.
A brief video arrived ahead of a Microsoft’s tech event at CHI 2013 tomorrow. As spotted by The Verge, the video indicates how IllumiRoom would work as “a next-generation gaming console.”
“IllumiRoom envisions a next-generation gaming console with a projector that sits on your coffee table and surrounds your television with projected light,” explains the narrator.
“IllumiRoom can extend the gaming content out of your TV, creating a truly immersive experience. Or we can selectively show game elements, like explosions, or make it snow in our living room.”
Watch the video here:
We should have more details after Microsoft’s event in Paris tomorrow. For now, would you welcome IllumiRoom into the next generation?