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Microsoft's latest patent for next-gen Xbox would project images from your game, around you in your living room

Next-gen Xbox could sport the ability to give some next-gen immersion, would project images into you.

@anthony256
Published Tue, Sep 11 2012 8:13 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

It looks like the next-generation Xbox is about to get a kick up the arse in terms of immersion within gaming, is a new patent submitted to the United States Trademark and Patent Office from Microsoft is anything to go by. The new technology would completely transform the room your next-gen Xbox is in, into a gaming environment. The patent reads:

Microsoft's latest patent for next-gen Xbox would project images from your game, around you in your living room | TweakTown.com

An immersive display environment is provided to a human user by projecting a peripheral image onto environmental surfaces around the user. The peripheral images serve as an extension to a primary image displayed on a primary display.

This could work in a few ways, with either a projection of an image from the Kinect sensor, or wearable computing. I'd be leaning more toward wearable computing - as this would allow the Xbox and Kinect system to just send the information to the headset, where it would display a 2D graphic in front of the player. This would translate into you looking at your wall, and seeing a crushed wall for example, with an enemy behind it shooting at you. You would then turn physically, facing the wall, to shoot your enemy.

This would definitely be the kind of push I expect in next-gen consoles, especially if we're to see a 5-year or more lifecycle out of them.

NEWS SOURCE:digitaltrends.com

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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