Microsoft IllumiRoom: main killer-feature of the new Xbox




Microsoft IllumiRoom: main killer-feature of the new Xbox


Microsoft is in the CES 2013 has made ​​it clear that the project augmented reality IllumiRoom closely linked to an Xbox a new generation , as his time with the Xbox 360 had close ties Project Natal (Kinect). Currently, the software giant has decided to once again remind us IllumiRoom, which allows you to push the boundaries and keep the game from the display in the user’s room.

New IllumiRoom displays the video, which is described below.

It should be noted that IllumiRoom projector is wide, which ideally is located at the front of the coffee table with a large TV screen. At the moment the projector is closely associated with the sensor Kinect, but in the final version of Kinect will be integrated directly into the projector. Built-in projector Kinect sensor can automatically select colors automatically aligning the geometry and position of the image. All that is required from the user is to connect IllumiRoom, which will offer users a unique gaming experience to a new Xbox with a wireless connection.

It should be appreciated that the video has been photographed in real time and not amenable to computer processing. We can with certainty say that at the moment users were able to see for themselves that will offer Xbox 720 with projector IllumiRoom.




Using his idea of ​​the colors of the living room and furniture, projector IllumiRoom the strength to create a lot of stunning effects. IllumiRoom projector can make the colors of furniture saturated (by projecting red) or black and white (by projecting the unsaturated colors). The projector may also create a variety of effects, for example, to fill the room with snow.

The real magic happens when the games are well tailored to the IllumiRoom. It is also reported that anyone can set IllumiRoom for themselves. Users will be able to admit to his room the entire game, or individual elements: flying on the sides of a bullet or a grenade, which will roll out on the floor in front of a coffee table. With the IllumiRoom room can turn into anything.

According to reliable sources, the development team has created a Microsoft Research 11 effects, and this is only the beginning. They showed IllumiRoom elected 10 and 15 gamers and game developers have received only positive feedback.


The final version of IllumiRoom should combine both the projector and sensor Kinect. It is believed that IllumiRoom will be integrated into the next generation Xbox console, for which developers will have to create a completely new game.

Given that Microsoft first showed IllumiRoom together with Samsung, one can assume a direct part in the South Korean giant project. Given the cost of wide-angle projectors to the predicted cost of the new Xbox should add a few hundred dollars.
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