Microsoft is set to unveil Xbox Next at their press event later today. Gamers just might see Microsoft’s incredible IllumiRoom technology integrated into this next-generation console. You can also expect to hear about the new Call of Duty and Fifa games, along with an all-new Xbox Live service. Continue reading for a video demonstration of Illumiroom.

IllumiRoom is a proof-of-concept system that augments the area surrounding a television with projected visualizations to enhance traditional gaming experiences. We investigate how projected visualizations in the periphery can negate, include, or augment the existing physical environment and complement the content displayed on the television screen. Peripheral projected illusions can change the appearance of the room, induce apparent motion, extend the field of view, and enable entirely new physical gaming experiences. Our system is entirely self-calibrating and is designed to work in any room.

We present a detailed exploration of the design space of peripheral projected illusions and we demonstrate ways to trigger and drive such illusions from gaming content. We also contribute specific feedback from two groups of target users (10 gamers and 15 game designers); providing insights for enhancing game experiences through peripheral projected illusions.