A Microsoft "Holodeck" In The Wings?
Microsoft is boldly going ... or they are at least thinking about it, as a recent patent application reveals. Now, of course a patent and a real-life product are opposite ends of a lot of hard work in the middle, but it's intriguing to see what could be. The basic premise appears to be a room in which an (XBox) game player is surrounded by peripheral (moving?) images that complement the game play. It's not a virtual reality set-up in the sense that the gamer wears goggles to produce the immersive experience, but rather the actual physical environment is involved (others in the room would be able to see it too) - pretty trippy.