Oh, man. The video above is the definition of cool.

And it perhaps offers a little glimpse into the capabilities of the next Xbox. Microsoft Research has come out with a prototype designed to project images beyond your television and onto the walls of your living room. No longer is a game restricted to the dimensions of your flatscreen — your whole house becomes the viewing platform.

Microsoft says that “the effects in the video are rendered in real time and are captured live — not special effects added in post processing.” This is some authentic stuff — will it be incorporated into the next Xbox?

Previously on GeekWire: Microsoft Kinect helping soldiers with physical therapy

Comments

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Wampler/820465007 Robert Wampler

    kind of cool how it don’t put an image on the tv

  • Guest

    Love it. Kudos to Microsoft for thinking outside the box — the television box!

  • GG002

    That effect when the whole shelf is shaking to the gun shots! Holy crab!

    • therocketman

      That effect looks post processed to me.

      • http://www.facebook.com/jasondouglasfarris Jason Farris

        It’s not. It’s light sampled, processed, and then projected.

  • Guest

    meh.

  • guest

    Pointless.

    • Guest

      as is your comment.

  • Mike_Acker

    tends to underscore my thinking: msft is shifting more into the entertainment biz . good riddance !!

  • http://2nihon.com 2nihon

    Oh. My. God. It’s what Captain EO could have been, in real life. Dude.

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