Following a concept reveal last year, Microsoft are set to explain more about IllumiRoom: a projector that turns your entire room into a gaming space by projecting backgrounds and effects onto the walls and ceiling. While we wait for a full explanation at tomorrow's CHI 2013 event in Paris, a new video has broken cover, explaining how the work-in-progress could be used with a "next-generation gaming console."
Since Microsoft are set to reveal a next-generation gaming console on May 21st, is IllumiRoom destined to become an actual product rather than just an interesting thought experiment in the depths of the Redmond R&D skunkworks? We'll find out soon enough.
According to the footage, IllumiRoom uses Kinect to assess the dimensions of the room to change the projected visuals in real time, which can either be ambient backgrounds, extra field of view or additional effects.
You can watch the full five minute tech demo on the official Microsoft Research site (Silverlight required) or below thanks to GamesHQMedia.