Thursday, 13 September 2012

Star Trek's Holodeck In Your Living Room

image credit Microsoft/USPTO

A newly published patent shows Microsoft potentially planning to take console gaming beyond the barriers of the TV screen by projecting a 'peripheral image' around a room, providing a 360-degree view of a virtual scene.

Microsoft's patent for an 'immersive display experience' was published by the US Patent Office last week after being filed back in early 2011. It describes a standard video game system with a connected 'environmental display' capable of projecting a panoramic image that 'appears to surround the user.'

1 comment(s):

Anonymous said...

I think reality already owns the patent on this one.