RoomAlive augmented reality for X-box gamers.
Microsoft is planning to take gaming beyond TV screens and into the living room with RoomAlive.
The concept is designed to convert any room into an interactive augmented reality space, and it is reportedly a development of its previous Illumiroom concept which debuted in the 2013 CES.
Microsoft was supposed to introduce the concept in Xbox One, but it dropped the plan because the project was too expensive.
However, it kept working on the project, and now the company has released a video that demonstrates the prototype of RoomAlive.
The video shows multiple procams, kinetic and a control device capable of scanning the room and creating a game-space.
In the video, RoomAlive tracks the weapons while players hit, kick or shoot the creatures, projecting textures and cyber-critters on furniture and walls.
One of the 3D games shows players controlling characters to counter robots emerging from floors and walls, and another game demonstrated projector projecting virtual body wounds onto the players.
The projectors and Kinect combination is expected to be expensive and big for modern day rooms, but the company is working to introduce smaller low cost technology.
The Verge reported Microsoft Research spokesperson saying: "There’s still lots to explore with RoomAlive as a gaming platform,
We envision a future where games can use physical objects as part of the game."