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Don't expect Microsoft's IllumiRoom any time soon

"We looked at it, but for an average customer it's, like, thousands of dollars [for the set up]." - Microsoft's Albert Penello delivers the news that the IllumiRoom technology is unlikely to be released to the public.
"We looked at it, but for an average customer it's, like, thousands of dollars [for the set up]."
- Albert Penello, head of product planning for Xbox One, delivers the news that the IllumiRoom technology is unlikely to be released to the public. Microsoft showed a proof-of-concept video of the IllumiRoom tech earlier this year. The tech utilizes the Kinect camera, coupled with a projector, to change the appearance of the room around your TV, potentially extending your field of view in the game and inducing an added feeling of motion. However, as part of a Q&A session and as reported by AusGamers, Penello said that we shouldn't expect to see the tech greenlit any time soon. "It's very, very cool tech but it's, like, for a consumer, it requires projectors and things," he noted. "It's really super-neat if you're in the lab and you've got Microsoft money."

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