Microsoft IllumiRoom – future gaming staple or another gimmick?

Microsoft unveils a new Xbox addon which projects extra game visuals around the room

Recently Microsoft revealed their new IllumiRoom projector, which takes data from your Xbox controller as well as the games themselves to project related visuals around the room. This can range from simply extending the screen size to adding lighting and effects appropriate to the game.

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So, is the IllumiRoom the first step towards a futuristic holographic gaming experience, or does it look interesting but not very practical? Yes 3D screens, I’m looking at you!

 


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