Microsoft's R&D division revealed an exciting concept for a full-room gaming projector last year, codenamed IllumiRoom. Because it illuminates... well, I'm sure you got the gist. However, despite some impressive footage released back in April, the project is simply too expensive to become a marketable product as opposed to a fun laboratory experiment.
IllumiRoom is designed to project gameplay and effects onto the walls of your play space, potentially increasing your field of view and sense of immersion. It's an intriguing idea, but the harsh reality is that most gamers wouldn't want to shell out thousands of Pounds for the privilege.
“I wouldn’t expect you’ll see that," Xbox One head of product planning Albert Penello told AusGamers. "It’s really super-neat if you’re in the lab and you’ve got Microsoft money and you could totally set up this awesome lab, but… we looked at it, but for an average customer it’s, like, thousands of dollars [for the set up].”
So there, for now at least. Were you excited by the premise? And, perhaps more importantly, how much would you be willing to pay?