IllumiRoom Is Not Likely To Be Released Anytime Soon

Earlier this year, Microsoft showcased an impressive technology that uses Kinect and a bunch of projectors to extend gaming area to the fill the walls around the PC/TV screen. Unfortunately, it looks like this technology, IllumiRoom, won't make it to the market anytime soon.

"I wouldn’t expect you’ll see that,” said Albert Penello, head of product planning for Xbox One. “It’s very, very cool tech but it’s, like, for a consumer, it requires projectors and things. It’s really super-neat if you’re in the lab and you’ve got Microsoft money and you could totally set up this awesome lab."

"For an average customer it’s, like, thousands of dollars [for the set up]," he added.

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cuz noones taken a projector and hooked up there pc/console to it and played on the side of there house before...guess my mates and i were the few lucky ones to get our hands on a projector screen at a young age..lol

bit different

I used to go over to my mate's place and we'd play on his projector setup too, of course all it really was was just a bigger telly screen that had to be used in the dark. this differs from that in that the screen is still effectively your comparatively (compared to a projector screen) small tv, with the added bonus of the field of view being extended (so its like having peripheral vision) over your furniture to create a confusing mess of shapes. you'll notice that anything in the picture that isn't a flat whiteish surface just looks like that object, the xbox, for instance, or the magazines sitting where a Blu-ray player or an amp/surround sound system might sit (or the potplants, which just look hilarious)

This is different

The difference is that when you hook up a projector you are still getting the same view that you would on another screen with same aspect ratio, just bigger. Having a centralized screen while adding onto that for peripherals is the change. It doesn't simply make the screen bigger.

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