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More details on Microvision’s Projector Gaming Gun

Microvision’s wireless 720p laser pico projector-based game controller prototype demonstrates how first-person game playing can be much more immersive.

Microvision’s 720p laser pico projector prototype projects vivid, bright, game images of 100+ inches across walls, ceilings and floors.  Mounted directly on top of the hand-held weapon game controller, the 720p prototype projects an immersive 360-degree experience.  Unique to the company’s PicoP technology is the ability to project a distortion-free image on nearly any flat or curved surface.  Consequently, the game-play moves along with the gamer and reflects the character’s position in three-dimensional space.  The compelling attributes of the PicoP technology, include:

*        Infinite focus;

*        Wide throw angle that offers an immersive visual experience;

*        Superior brightness uniformity;

*        High optical efficiency resulting in low power requirements;

*        5000:1 contrast ratio; and

*        Vivid colors of up to 200% greater than standard broadcast television.

“We are very excited to continue our relationship with Microvision, who is one of our key innovation partners of our gaming showcase,” stated George Woo, Intel Corporation’s Marketing Manager of the Intel Extreme Masters.  “As we promote our 2010 Intel Core i7 processor Extreme Edition as the world’s fastest, smartest PC processor, it is ideal to have Microvision showcasing their 2nd generation PicoP technology, which we believe matches our ‘Game Changer’ theme and will provide consumers a great new way to game.  Consumers will be able to trial the PicoP technology in our gaming showcase for this IEM season.”

“Intel’s leading-edge processors bring a photorealistic appearance to video games with virtually no latency.  Using the Intel Core i7 processor Extreme Edition on a game as exciting and beautiful as ‘Lost Planet’ makes for an engaging, truly memorable experience,” stated David Lashmet, Global Product Manager for Gaming at Microvision. “We look forward to demonstrating this exciting new immersive gaming capability to hard-core gamers.”

“Capcom is delighted to team up with Microvision in showcasing their HD PicoP display engine peripheral with Lost Planet: Extreme Condition – Colonies Edition, which was developed on Capcom’s own MT Framework game engine.  Both firms are committed to driving technology to bring new experiences to gamers and evolving the gaming industry,” stated Seon King, Senior Director of Media and Consumer Products for Capcom Entertainment, Inc.

Microvision is participating by invitation in the Intel Extreme Masters V global eSports league to promote and capture consumer feedback on the revolutionary new gaming display capability.  Microvision has stated that it is working with potential partners to bring the laser-based technology to market for gaming applications.

Lashmet added: “We believe that Microvision’s technology can be used to create a new level of realism and interactive freedom for gamers.  As we continue to promote our technology’s unique capabilities, Microvision could not have better co-marketing partners in both Intel and Capcom during this global eSports league.”

Microvision currently sells the award-winning SHOWWX™ laser pico projector based on its PicoP display engine.  The SHOWWX is an iPhone-sized laser projector used for streaming movies, music videos, camera-phone snapshots and small-group business presentations.

You can view the amazing gameplay video here its worth a look.