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Microsoftcanceledthe projectIllumiroomfor the XboxOneclaiming hewas too expensivetobeproduced,thentheIllumiroomwould not beavailablefor saleon the marketandwouldnotsucceed.
I believethat Microsoft isright not towant to launchexpensive productson the market,becausethey really don'tsell well.
Butthe premiseofIllumiroomis very good andif it wasn'tconsideredthepricefactor,thenthe peripheralin my opinionwould make a lot ofvery bigsuccessamong the audiencewho likestechnological innovations.
Thenthewhole problemisthecost of production of theIllumiroom.Butif you look atthe market forprojectors withease,we foundgood technologyprojectorsandavery smallprice,as in the case ofmicroprojectorsthe company3M.
It would not bethe case withMicrosofttoputtheIllumiroomon the artboardtoreevaluateandimprove itsfinancial viabilityandmaybeeven makeatechnologicalpartnershipwith3Mtothe projectorIllumiroombereleasedfor the XboxOne?
I thinkwithabit of researchand cuttingsomeveryexoticfeaturesit is possible to make a
Illumiroomultra portableandultra slimtobe pinnedto the back of the TV,with lowenergyconsumption,withthe ability to makesimple but verycooleffects,like"particles offire","snowflakes","starry sky","effectsof tyre"and all this atafinal price of70to90dollars tothefinal consumerandstillaccompanied byasimplegamethat usesthepotentialityof theperipheralIllumiroom.
i own a philips picopix 2480 pico projector and it is absolutely awesome as long as the room is dark up to 150 inches.
if they teamed up then both companies involved would benefit.
allow projector companies to produce their own illumiroom compatible projectors and the cost is a non-issue for MS, if anything it would sell more consoles to geeks like me who buy things "just because"
I think it looks great as a gimmick and absolutely amazing to showcase new games at conventions but I would not welcome it in to my living room. As nice as it is, I just don't feel the need to spend money on that and my TV gives me everything I need really.
I thought it looked great, I'm sure I would adopted this tech. VR is probably where we're heading though, not sure if MS has anything planned, was reading the other day that sony does though. I've actually got an oculus rift kit arriving tomorrow, I'm a
real fan of this kind of stuff. Anything that adds to the immersion would be great, we've been playing games the same way for too long now, not that it's a bad thing, but the tech and ideas are out there.