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Microsoft has released a new video showcasing IllumiRoom, a new Microsoft Research project that could take Xbox gaming to a whole new level.

“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,” Microsoft writes. “The effects in the video are rendered in real time and are captured live—not special effects added in post processing.”

The idea is this: via the combination of the Kinect sensor and a video projector, the experience of playing games could be expanded and augmented in some pretty crazy ways. Sure, some of what’s shown in this video could be completely obnoxious when trying to play a game—but it could also be mind-blowingly cool.

And—again, according to Microsoft—none of what you see in this video was the result of post-filming special effects. These are all things that the Xbox 360 + projector are doing in real-time.

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Microsoft Shows Off Amazing Kinect-Powered IllumiRoom Technology

Microsoft has released a new video showcasing IllumiRoom, a new Microsoft Research project that could take Xbox gaming to a whole new level.

By Mollie L Patterson | 01/9/2013 02:54 PM PT

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Microsoft has released a new video showcasing IllumiRoom, a new Microsoft Research project that could take Xbox gaming to a whole new level.

“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,” Microsoft writes. “The effects in the video are rendered in real time and are captured live—not special effects added in post processing.”

The idea is this: via the combination of the Kinect sensor and a video projector, the experience of playing games could be expanded and augmented in some pretty crazy ways. Sure, some of what’s shown in this video could be completely obnoxious when trying to play a game—but it could also be mind-blowingly cool.

And—again, according to Microsoft—none of what you see in this video was the result of post-filming special effects. These are all things that the Xbox 360 + projector are doing in real-time.

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About Mollie L Patterson

view all posts

Mollie got her start in games media via the crazy world of gaming fanzines, and now works at EGM with the goal of covering all of the weird Japanese and niche releases that nobody else on staff cares about. She’s active in the gaming community on a personal level, and an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming, consumer rights, and good UI. Find her on Twitter @mollipen.