Although Microsoft haven’t ‘officially’ jumped on the bandwagon for CES 2013, that hasn’t stopped it from teasing us with what its been working on recently.
IllumiRoom is a project from the team at Redmond which, using a projector and a camera housed within any Kinect unit, maps (i.e. projects) additional pieces of the environment within the content (we assume this technology will be restricted to games) that you are interacting with, on any surface you choose, practically adding an extra dimension to your current gaming setup.
“Our system uses the appearance and the geometry of the room (captured by Kinect) to adapt the projected visuals in real-time without any need to custom pre-process the graphics”, the report from IllumiRoom’s official Microsoft Research page explains.
While a report form The Verge states that Microsoft aren’t going to demonstrate IllumiRoom in front of the eyes of the public until April, you can begin to gather a taste of what this package has to offer content developers by watching the below video.