I may have been wrong, IllumiRoom may be awesome

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It’s been a while since we first saw Microsoft’s IllumiRoom concept and at the time it looked like a decent idea but not really one that I could see very much use in. That however has now changed.

While I think there is still a long way to go before the technology is really useful I can’t help but be impressed by this Microsoft research video that has popped up on the Internet.

What really intrigues me is how the projector can actually change the colour and styling of the room and playing Borderlands 2 with the dark edges just appeals to me.

And not to mention the partial wall coverage that only works with explosions and bullets, now that’s nice immersion. While I’m not sure this will work in 90% of South African lounges I can see Microsoft setting up awesome IllumiRoom experiences in shopping malls and to add that wow factor to professional tournaments.

So are you impressed, do you have a favourite effect? What about the idea of changing the snowflakes to rain in Forza 5?

Last Updated: May 2, 2013

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Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

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