Microsoft 3D Projected Games !

13 09 2012

According to numerous news sites, Microsoft have applied for a patent for a 3D Projected Gaming System.

The above image gives an idea of what this basically means. The images for the game would be projected around the room completely immersing you in the gaming experience. This, looks like a great idea but if you own a kinect or a Wii, you will know that your playing space has to be more or less clear for this to work without everything in your room being broken ! I’ve found this out the hard way in breaking numerous lampshades and bulbs over time.

The technology is also expected to track the players head position, this will allow the correct images to be shown for the correct perspective, as well as altering the images to compensate for coloured walls and objects in the room.

This is some seriously cool tech, it could be the future of gaming, but similar articles have also analysed Sony’s next gen gaming ideas. These are going down a completely different avenue and involve using a virtual reality headset. The headset would obviously remove the limitations of room space, but may not provide as realistic of a virtual reality feel as Microsofts efforts.

This is an area which is expected to be focused on over the next few years. Microsoft and Sony are expected to launch new Consoles in 2013 and its more than likely that after these we may start to see gaming moving in a different direction, if not a slightly different direction already with very limited information being leaked on the 2013 consoles so far.

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3 responses

14 09 2012
Blood Hawk

With augmented reality glasses and maybe the Oculus Rift this idea might have come too late. This M$ project would require too much space, use too much energy and would limit how you view and hear the projected environment. Not to mention we are still light years away from having any decent projection system that offers good images in such varied environment. Besides, even the military see better future for the augmented reality glasses and virtual reality headsets. In training, set up buildings and glasses will give you random enemies to shoot. In real combat, offer up real time assessment, intel and unit status.

With the glasses you could see the gun or object in your hand and in the future even feel it. The only change in consoles is that they will stream games instead of running them.

14 09 2012
jordanr91

I see the glasses being more practical but imagine if you got the projection thing to work perfectly , would be pretty impressive

14 09 2012
Blood Hawk

Very impressive indeed. It will go beyond game functionality… especially if it is 3D without the 3D glasses. Multi-use in the daily home/professional life.

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