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

Monday, 29 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.