Microsoft's IllumiRoom "Envisions a Next Generation Gaming Console"

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Microsoft’s cutting-edge IllumiRoom technology, which turns rooms into game worlds, may be a part of the next Xbox.

That’s the suggestion from a new video which describes the tech in the following fashion: "IllumiRoom 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. Or we can selectively show game elements, like explosions, or make it snow in our living room."

The video arrives ahead of a new demonstration of IllumiRoom at the CHI 2013 event in Paris tomorrow. 

At the moment the tech is merely proof-of-concept, by as Microsoft begins to outline the direction in which its Research is heading, we wouldn’t be surprised to see IllumiRoom pop up on the next Xbox in some form or another.

All eyes will be on the announcement of the new console on May 21st. You can watch the new vid below. An older vid, reported here, can be seen below.

[via The Verge]


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