Microsoft has come out with their own variant on the virtual reality concept, and it’s pretty awesome. While I keep hearing about the Oculus Rift, and Sony’s Project Morpheus, I’m more excited by the prospect of RoomAlive.
A friend of mine, Marnie Bennett first showed me this news story. I’ve been excited ever since.
Basically, RoomAlive is like a fusion between Kinect, and a projector. The device will actually project video games onto the room around you, presenting a brand new experience like you’ve just never seen before.
A few demos have shown some cool experiences which presented games where you literally fly around your living room, and one which basically turned the entire room into a first person shooter. Something that we’ve just never seen before.
We’re one step closer to the holodeck in Star Trek, so that’s something.