Xbox 720 Rumors: New Microsoft Patent Hints at Virtual Game Room for Xbox 720
Even with the Microsoft Xbox 720 at least a year away from release, there are several rumors circulating regarding the next-gen console’s specifications. Patent filings have also been reported for Microsoft and its Xbox 720, including a recently filed one that involves a “virtual game room” with 360-degree projection technology.
This is an interesting development for Microsoft, as reported on by Reddit this week. The patent for the “Immersive Display Experience” included a brief description of how the invention would work, together with a schematic of how the virtual game room should look like.
In brief, the patent filing states that such an immersive experience comes about when the “human user”, or gamer, is presented with a peripheral image within his or her environment. As described by the patent summary, “The peripheral images serve as an extension to a primary image displayed on a primary display. “ In layman’s terms, this means that any room where the player is in would become integrated into the gaming experience.
We haven’t heard much about the second iteration of Microsoft’s Kinect system, but it is possible that this could be the new Kinect being described by the Redmond, Wash. company. We’re imagining that this system will involve the same combination of motion and vocal commands that we know from the original Kinect.
This could be a revolutionary feature on the new Xbox, but as this patent hasn’t been approved yet, anything can happen between now and the Xbox 720’s expected release date of Q4 2013.