The article, at http://www.engadget.com/...">http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/25/microsoft-research-shows-off-next-gen..., says:
Quote:Leave it to Microsoft Research to show off some cool stuff that may or may not actually happen on any thing you ever actually buy. ... It all starts with gesture controls that take you well beyond the touchscreen, relying on a retro-reflective sash and a camera to detect hand position. But, things quickly progress to a flat lens called a wedge that can enable holographic-like imagery. Pair that with a Kinect and perspective shifts come into play, tracking your face to enable you to peer around like looking out a window. It's all just waiting for you below -- and maybe IRL sometime in the future.
These new options would tend to make the person more involved in virtual reality, which may be problematic for those who are addicted to playing.
Note that I used to work in Microsoft R&D, and I met some very talented people while there. Although it was many years ago and I worked in a field that had nothing to do with video games, I don't doubt this group's ability to be able to create almost anything that they really want to.
- John O.
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