IllumiRoom is an augmented reality device that projects images around your television. The projector is meant to sit on a coffee table and fill the room with visual content form your video games. Microsoft shows off a demonstration of IllumiRoom in action and it’s pretty amazing. I can see a ton of potential in something like this and it’s definitely one of those features that makes a statement, something we haven’t really seen to much of in regards to console tech lately.
The project works together with Kinect in order to analyze the area around the television so that it can auto-adjust it self to better work with your surroundings. Besides making the images appear outside the limits of your television, it even has the ability to change how things near your TV actually look. The video above shows exactly how all of this comes together. This could easily become the biggest feature of the next-gen Xbox, which is due to be announced on May 21st.