Microsoft and Samsung show off the IllumiRoom

Samsung Microsoft IllumiRoom Xbox Kinect 2

At CES 2013, Microsoft and Samsung demonstrated IllumiRoom, an R&D project by Microsoft designed to make games more immersive. By using a special projector and Xbox 360’s KinectIllumiRoom makes a 3D map of your room and then projects elements of the game world around you. In the examples shown, explosions and particles come to life off screen… snow in a racing game falls in the room around you.

Samsung Microsoft IllumiRoom Xbox Kinect 1

Microsoft’s Research division puts it this way…

“IllumiRoom is a proof-of-concept Microsoft Research project designed to push the boundary of living room immersive entertainment by blending our virtual and physical worlds with projected visualizations. The effects in the video are rendered in real time and are captured live — not special effects added in post processing.”

Check out the IllumiRoom video below…

We’ve seen hints of this previously in a Microsoft patent and from Sony in an experiment for the PS3IllumiRoom is still just a proof of concept at this point, and its not the first to do it, although it seems like it might be a viable consumer solution.

IllumiRoom Official Site

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