Microsoft RoomAlive Turns Any Room into a Giant Xbox Game

By: Meghan Young - Oct 6, 2014
References: microsoft & theverge
Taking the gaming experience to the next level, Microsoft RoomAlive is a projection system that transforms any room into a giant Xbox game. A lot more interactive than traditional video games, Microsoft RoomAlive gets people up and off the couch in order to deliver realistic playing time.

Building off the IllumiRoom research project unveiled last year at CES, Microsoft RoomAlive is the next generation. It "combines Kinect and projectors to create an augmented reality experience that is interactive inside a room," according to The Verge. Although still a concept demo, Microsoft RoomAlive is an incredibly expensive and sophisticated system. The company is nevertheless looking towards a future in which it is smaller and low-cost. A Microsoft Research spokesperson adds, "We envision a future where games can use physical objects as part of the game."