Inside IllumiRoom: Microsoft’s world-expanding Xbox projector is ‘just research’ for now


Microsoft today revealed new details about its IllumiRoom technology — an augmented reality home entertainment system that expands gaming content beyond the realm of a TV display, and onto living room walls. Brett Jones, part of the team that created the project at Microsoft Research, detailed the system during a presentation Tuesday at the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) in Paris, describing IllumiRoom as an immersive technology that “makes your living room come to life.”

When Microsoft announced IllumiRoom at CES this year, it fueled widespread speculation that the technology may be incorporated into the next-generation Xbox, to be unveiled next month. Subsequent teasers only amplified this speculation,…

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