Is Illumiroom Microsoft’s Diamond Sword In The Next-Gen Battle?

Xbox has released more information on their clever bit of tech, known as the IllumiRoom. It is a projector which brings the game outside of your TV and projects it onto your wall. Pretty neat.

abradley3868d ago

Whether it will change games as we know it is highly doubtful, but it looks cool.

minimur123868d ago

yeah, things like this are cool but they also cost alot haha, would be surprised if illumiroom if any less than $300

fr0sty3867d ago (Edited 3867d ago )

Didn't we just have a "Is Illumiroom Microsoft's Secret Weapon" article a day or two ago? Diamond sword being subbed in to keep it from being flagged as a dupe. These armchair journalists really should try harder.

Either way, I work with projectors every day. No projector for less than $500 will be any good at competing against ambient light. Add in the short throw lens, which makes it even more expensive, the Xbox, and Kinect 2... I don't see this coming cheap. And I don't see the point in paying a lot of money for it. Just get a bigger TV. Sure, the video mapping effects are cool, but that's a lot of money to pay to make your entertainment center ripple with each gunshot.

abradley3867d ago

Agreed, a lot of money for too little an improvement. This is not MS's secret weapon, unless they've lost their minds.

Kte3868d ago

Yeah it looks sooo awesome. But true, knowing Microsoft, they would sell the 720 alone for what 400$, then Illimiroom for another 300

minimur123868d ago

in their video, the narrator says it's 'proof of concept'

looks liike we wont be playing.... or using it anytime soon :(

strigoi8143867d ago

It will be expensive for sure..just try to imagine what tech they are using on that project..a kinect camera and a very good projector..projector itself is around how much already?? And this is not gonna be getting out of the next xbox coz its a stand alone piece of hardware..so this can either compete with projectors or TV market out there

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MikeyDucati13867d ago

All depends on developers willing to use the tech. Some parts of it looks cool (like the snowflakes falling in the racing game section) and some look like they can be overbearing (shooter section where the sandy yellows seem to take up everything outside the TV).

But we'll see what MS will do with this.

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Phil Spencer Talks For The First Time About The Price Of The Xbox Series S In Brazil

After about a month of silence from Microsoft, Phil Spencer, commander of the company’s gaming division, spoke for the first time about the sudden and inexplicable price increase of the Xbox Series S in brazil.

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Vits3d ago (Edited 3d ago )

The current official price for the Series S in Brazil is R$3,599. During the last Black Friday, many retailers like Amazon and a local one called Kabum sold the PS5 Disc for R$3,440. The latter reported that they sold the equivalent of the height of 10 Eiffel Tower of PS5 consoles on Black Friday which people are speculating is somewhere between 3k - 7k per tower or 30k to 70k PS5 sold by one single retailer during the sale period.

Meanwhile no news about sales of the Xbox Series X or S. The latter did get into a sale as well, but the sales price was still 25% higher than the price that the console was commonly found before the price hike. Whereas the Series X did not get any significant deals during the period.

Before the price hike and the sales, the PS5 had 18% whereas the Xbox Series had 14% of the Brazilian gaming market (PGB report 2023). But I'm curious to see how the numbers will be for the 2024 report.

Source: https://www.adrenaline.com....

Dabigsiebowski2d ago

Frankly I wouldn't want to touch the Brazilian market myself. Female players have been murdered because of gaming over there. The country has a huge issue with handling masculinity online way more so than anywhere else.

I'd gtfo of any association with that sorta terrorism.