Back on September 9, 2012, Patently Apple's Patent Bolt site was first to make public Microsoft's patent pending next generation immersive gaming environment. At the time we thought it was simply wild if Microsoft could ever get it to market. Well, surprise, surprise, Microsoft is closer to getting this to market than we originally thought. Our original report that rocked the gaming world now leaps to life in a new Microsoft video demo that brings the patent to life. Microsoft is going to market this new feature as "IllumiRoom." For a first generation crack at this immersive gaming experience, it's not that bad and of course it's only going to get better over time as the technology matures. If you're a die-hard gamer – then check out the video of Microsoft's coming IllumiRoom below.
While some scenes in the video make the experience look like a cheap light show, other scenes show us that first-person shooter games have some real potential. Over time I think that Microsoft could have an Xbox hit on their hands and die-hard gamers would love nothing more than to be further immersed into their favorite games like BioShock or Black Ops. As a peek into the future, Microsoft's promo video shows us that their Xbox team is certainly on the right track.
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