Patent Reveals Next Xbox Could Turn Rooms into 3D Environments - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 11 September 2012 / 7,834 Views
A new patent, discovered by Patently Apple, shows off what Microsoft has been working on for its next generation Xbox. Microsoft R&D division is working on a device that will project full 360-degree game worlds across all four walls in a room. It will also have a full 3D depth camera which can calculate where the player is standing, similar to the Kinect.
The patent also states that the device will also use the rumored Kinect Glasses technology, which is like shutter 3D glasses. Users could be using the entire room as the playing field for games, and not just their television. The 3D glasses could also fill the room with 3D objects.
The document says that Microsoft is working on "an immersive display environment is provided to a human user by projecting a peripheral image onto environmental surfaces around the user. The peripheral images serve as an extension to a primary image displayed on a primary display."
"The user may enjoy an immersive 3-D experience using suitable headgear, such as active shutter glasses configured to operate in synchronization with suitable alternate-frame image sequencing at primary display and environmental display."