MicrovisionÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s wireless 720p laser pico projector-based game controller prototype demonstrates how first-person game playing can be much more immersive.
MicrovisionÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 720p laser pico projector prototype projects vivid, bright, game images of 100+ inches across walls, ceilings and floors.Ã‚Â Mounted directly on top of the hand-held weapon game controller, the 720p prototype projects an immersive 360-degree experience. Ã‚Â Unique to the company’s PicoP technology is the ability to project a distortion-free image on nearly any flat or curved surface. Ã‚Â Consequently, the game-play moves along with the gamer and reflects the characterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s position in three-dimensional space. Ã‚Â The compelling attributes of the PicoP technology, include:
*Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Infinite focus;
*Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Wide throw angle that offers an immersive visual experience;
*Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Superior brightness uniformity;
*Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â High optical efficiency resulting in low power requirements;
*Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â 5000:1 contrast ratio; and
*Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Vivid colors of up to 200% greater than standard broadcast television.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We are very excited to continue our relationship with Microvision, who is one of our key innovation partners of our gaming showcase,Ã¢â‚¬Â stated George Woo, Intel Corporation’s Marketing Manager of the Intel Extreme Masters.Ã‚Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“As we promote our 2010 Intel Core i7 processor Extreme Edition as the worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s fastest, smartest PC processor, it is ideal to have Microvision showcasing their 2nd generation PicoP technology, which we believe matches our Ã¢â‚¬ËœGame ChangerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ theme and will provide consumers a great new way to game. Ã‚Â Consumers will be able to trial the PicoP technology in our gaming showcase for this IEM season.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“IntelÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s leading-edge processors bring a photorealistic appearance to video games with virtually no latency.Ã‚Â Using the Intel Core i7 processor Extreme Edition on a game as exciting and beautiful as Ã¢â‚¬ËœLost PlanetÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ makes for an engaging, truly memorable experience,Ã¢â‚¬Â stated David Lashmet, Global Product Manager for Gaming at Microvision. Ã¢â‚¬Å“We look forward to demonstrating this exciting new immersive gaming capability to hard-core gamers.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Capcom is delighted to team up with Microvision in showcasing their HD PicoP display engine peripheral with Lost Planet: Extreme Condition Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Colonies Edition, which was developed on CapcomÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s own MT Framework game engine. Ã‚Â Both firms are committed to driving technology to bring new experiences to gamers and evolving the gaming industry,Ã¢â‚¬Â 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.Ã‚Â Microvision has stated that it is working with potential partners to bring the laser-based technology to market for gaming applications.
Lashmet added: Ã¢â‚¬Å“We believe that MicrovisionÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s technology can be used to create a new level of realism and interactive freedom for gamers.Ã‚Â As we continue to promote our technologyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s unique capabilities, Microvision could not have better co-marketing partners in both Intel and Capcom during this global eSports league.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Microvision currently sells the award-winning SHOWWXÃ¢â€žÂ¢ laser pico projector based on its PicoP display engine. Ã‚Â 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.