Microsoft’s IllumiRoom concept “sits on a coffee table” and could be used alongside next Xbox

Monday, 29th April 2013 11:15 GMT By Nick Akerman

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?

Thanks, Eurogamer.



  1. tigersaman

    First kinect and now this …. Microsoft is Truly Amazing at bringing Sci-fi Ideas to real world

    #1 2 years ago
  2. orakaa

    Kinect is a terribly bad idea, gameplay-wise. It’s a gimmick, can seem to be fun, but way to limited for interaction as you can’t have any kind of feedback (so no precision).

    But this… I don’t know, it’s not that bad and seem more interesting and useable than 3D for instance.

    #2 2 years ago

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