Don't expect Microsoft's IllumiRoom any time soon
"We looked at it, but for an average customer it's, like, thousands of dollars [for the set up]."
- Albert Penello, head of product planning for Xbox One, delivers the news that the IllumiRoom technology is unlikely to be released to the public.
Microsoft showed a proof-of-concept video of the IllumiRoom tech
earlier this year. The tech utilizes the Kinect camera, coupled with a projector, to change the appearance of the room around your TV, potentially extending your field of view in the game and inducing an added feeling of motion.
However, as part of a Q&A session and as reported by AusGamers, Penello said that
we shouldn't expect to see the tech greenlit any time soon.
"It's very, very cool tech but it's, like, for a consumer, it requires projectors and things," he noted. "It's really super-neat if you're in the lab and you've got Microsoft money."