It seems that the gaming industry has hit a roadblock. We have HD graphics, 3D Graphics, Motion Sensor controls, and even the Kinect, which makes the player the controller. So what could be next, is there anything left?
Microsoft might have just given us the sneak peak at the future!
The X-Men have their Danger Room, and soon you might too! Microsoft has recently filed a patent for a Holodeck Gaming system. Now, before you get too giddy, you won’t be fighting off holographic images of Magneto, or drooling over a 3D representation of Polaris. However, you will get a peripheral vision in game. I would assume that this Holodeck would have the best results on a FPS game, but could also work on many other platforms.
One of my biggest frustrations with FPS games, in particular, is the lack of knowing what is behind me, or beside me. Sure we get that little radar map in most games, but it is not completely accurate. With Microsoft’s Holodeck, the peripheral and rear view would be projected onto your wall and other surroundings. So, when that crazy zombie with half a face rushes you from the left side, you can instinctively jump into action and take him out.
The images would be an extension of the actual screen, but it looks like it could be amazing! Not to mention that it would open the door to advancement in actual holographic game play in the (distant?) future!
**Essel Pratt works in an office by day and writes for Infendo.com and Nerdzy.com in his spare time. He has published Two Stories and is working on a couple Novels and on Anthology. You can follow him on Facebook andTwitter.
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