Albert Penello, Xbox One Director of Product Planning, announced during Gamescom 2013 that the IllumiRoom technology that Microsoft previewed earlier in the year will not be coming to the Xbox One.

According to Penello, the technology is just too expensive for the average consumer. “It’s really super-neat if you’re in the lab and you’ve got Microsoft money and you could totally set up this awesome lab, but… we looked at it, but for an average customer it’s, like, thousands of dollars [for the set up].”

The original video for the IllumiRoom was posted by Microsoft in March 2013 and showed off a Kinect sensor that acted as a projector. “IllumiRoom envisions a next-generation gaming console with a projector that sits on your coffee table and surrounds your television with projected light.”

The Kinect projector would be able to simulate ground shaking and gunfire in games among other things, but after testing the technology, it was clear that it was not feasible to implement it into the Xbox One.

You can see the IllumiRoom video posted by Microsoft below.

Source: Gamespot

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