We asked a similar question late last year but I couldn’t quite get anyone to dream with me, but thanks to a reminder from Lisa about one of Microsoft’s proof-of-concept technologies, I’ve got a solid example of ‘a future’ that videogames are heading towards, so here’s the latest Question of the Day:
What game experiences lie beyond PS4 and Xbox Next?
Earlier this year at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Microsoft demonstrated the ‘IllumiRoom,’ a Kinect-based technology that aims to “blur the lines between on-screen content and the environment we live in allowing us to combine our virtual and physical worlds.”
If you missed the demo video, here it is:
Microsoft IllumiRoom’s Proof-of-Concept – CES 2013
There are parts of that video that allude to what could be an incredibly immersive augmented reality experience, but is this the future of the way we see and interact with games? Are headsets and goggles, like the Oculus Rift, the way of the future, allowing us to see games in brand new 3D ways? What about physical interaction with games – are gamepads how we’ll be taking control in twenty year’s time?
Are we going to see glimpses of this future with the PlayStation 4 and next Xbox and what game experiences lie beyond the current and next-generation of consoles?
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