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Leaked Document Hints At Augmented Reality Glasses For Future Xbox 86

Posted by timothy
from the leak-or-trial-balloon-is-the-constant-question dept.
An anonymous reader writes "A 56-page leaked document details Microsoft's plans to build a Project Glass competitor. Kinect Glasses is marked as a 2014 project designed to connect to a future Xbox 720 console. The document also includes potential pricing for the next Xbox — $299 with a Kinect 2."
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Leaked Document Hints At Augmented Reality Glasses For Future Xbox

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  • by Anonymous Coward

    Project Glass *IS MICROSOFT'S*. Why would they develop a competitor to their own competitor to the WiiU?

    • Project Glass *IS MICROSOFT'S*. Why would they develop a competitor to their own competitor to the WiiU?

      Nope. They're leading innovation again - from the tail of the pack. In this case following Google's er - pre-factual imitation.

      • by Haxagon (2454432)

        Actually, these documents are years old-- before Project Glass was ever revealed. You should RTFPowerpoint before thinking this is some kind of knee-jerk reaction to Google.

      • Not only will they lead from the back, they won't learn from the frontrunners and will fuck it up like everthing else microsoft.

        Microsoft, still, has no idea what a "good user experience" should feel like.

        Hint: clarity, stability, simple implementation.

        M$ has none of those. OneNote is the only microsoft product I vouch for. I don't eve vouch for the windows 7 OS it runs on

    • by TimmyRt (1354547)
      Project Glass [wikipedia.org] != Smart Glass [wikipedia.org]
  • Seems interesting but worth remembering this is on old product roadmap from August 2010 which broadly outlines: 2011 - TV App for Xbox 360 2012 - Pay TV App for Xbox 360 2013 - Xbox 720 & Kinect V2 2014 - Glasses (WiFi / Living Room) 2015 - Glasses (Mobile) Seems like a useful product for gaming input, potentially 3D display in glasses & maybe augmented reality for say PvP in room rather then on-screen. The mobile glasses concept seems a bit ambitious but it was a 5-yr roadmap I'd read this as a h
    • Try again with formatting !

      Seems interesting but worth remembering this is on old product roadmap from August 2010 which broadly outlines:
      2011 - TV App for Xbox 360
      2012 - Pay TV App for Xbox 360
      2013 - Xbox 720 & Kinect V2
      2014 - Glasses (WiFi / Living Room)
      2015 - Glasses (Mobile)

      Seems like a useful product for gaming input, potentially 3D display in glasses & maybe augmented reality for say PvP in room rather then on-screen. The mobile glasses concept seems a bit ambitious but it was a 5-yr roadmap

      I'

      • by Pax681 (1002592)

        Try again with formatting !

        Seems interesting but worth remembering this is on old product roadmap from August 2010 which broadly outlines: 2011 - TV App for Xbox 360 2012 - Pay TV App for Xbox 360 2013 - Xbox 720 & Kinect V2 2014 - Glasses (WiFi / Living Room) 2015 - Glasses (Mobile)

        Seems like a useful product for gaming input, potentially 3D display in glasses & maybe augmented reality for say PvP in room rather then on-screen. The mobile glasses concept seems a bit ambitious but it was a 5-yr roadmap

        I'd read this as a head-mounted display, mic & headphones etc .. interesting but not revolutionary ... And may be completely out of date too ????

        NOW I KNOW WHY JESUS WEPT! can no-one tell then difference between "then" and "than" any more??
        I know I am going to sound like a grammar nazi but for goodness sake this is so simple and fundamental it beggars belief!

        • Really dude? Typo or grammar - what do you think?

          If Jesus wept over a typo, I'd hate to think what he'd make of the impact of 2000 years worth of compounding transcription errors on the biblical texts.

          • by drinkypoo (153816)

            Really dude? Typo or grammar - what do you think?

            If you're typo'ing e for a or a for e then you must have a wild-ass typing style.

  • by houghi (78078) on Sunday June 17, 2012 @04:45AM (#40350299)

    As a kid, we already had Augmented Reality in game-play.

    We played soldiers, cowboys and Indians and any other game.
    OK, instead of a 17 button game console controller, we used a stick and instead of Augmented Reality Glasses we used our imagination, but still.

    Now get of my lawn.

    • by F34nor (321515)

      Booya

    • I know that you had tongue in the cheek as you wrote that post but I believe that both you and other might still think that augmented reality games and imagination are somehow comparable... which they really aren't.

      Think of reading a good book. You're enjoying a form of art where one talented individual (or group of such) carefully crafted something. Everyone gets the experience just as intended by the artist, but then each individual's personal views, life experience, etc. is combined with the artwork an

      • I was tempted to mod this interesting (because it is, although I disagree), but then thought I'd rather reply with my disagreement instead.

        If you're talking only the child's own imagination, you're right. However in the real world of imaginary play that the GP was referring to, children play with other children. The "story" is being told by all participants actively, and each can be considered the "artist".
        Each child experiences what the others convey from their imagination through their actions; and then

    • Is this really the thread for a comment like this to be +5? Seriously, in the 80's I watched an episode of Webster where his grandad convinced him that Westerns were better than Star Wars because they didn't need no stinkin 'special effects'.

      (What's funny is that they meant 'visual fx'... 'special effects' are in-camera things like squibs from bulllet hits.... which Westerns did rely on...)

      Old argument, not worth spending mod-points on.

    • by c (8461)

      > We played soldiers, cowboys and Indians and any other game.
      > OK, instead of a 17 button game console controller, we used a stick and
      > instead of Augmented Reality Glasses we used our imagination

      Ah. So you're augmented reality didn't have your opponents calling you a "gay noobz" and killing you with nasty 8-button combos.

      Lame.

    • by Verunks (1000826)
      but games aren't just for kid, actually a lot of games are targeted for >= 15 years old, I really can't imagine some 30 years old playing with stick and a cowboy hat, but they can sure play with a videogame
      • but games aren't just for kid, actually a lot of games are targeted for >= 15 years old, I really can't imagine some 30 years old playing with stick and a cowboy hat, but they can sure play with a videogame

        Stick and cowboy hat, not yet... but I just got back from the playground with my wife and daughter, where I had a great time on the swings for a bit while my daughter played on the slide with her mum. I'd also happily don a cowboy hat and shoot at her with a stick (and get shot by her stick) if that's the game she wants to play.

        Best thing about being a dad is that no-one looks at me funny for acting "childish" (not that it stopped me before I was a father, but I did get funny looks).

        If you don't go out and

  • Way to miss the point, again, Microsoft.
    I can only assume this is another example of bureaucracy and accountants getting in the way of tech.

    • by Haxagon (2454432)

      It's not necessarily tethered to a console, just wifi-only in 2014. As they said, they think they'll have the tech to do it 4G/Wifi in 2015.

  • by bmo (77928)

    >Kinect Glasses is marked as a 2014 project designed to connect to a future Xbox 720 console.

    And not tethered to a smartphone or at least a wifi handheld, so you can go *outside* and actually *use* augmented reality?

    Way to kill your innovation in the cradle, Microsoft.

    --
    BMO

    • by Haxagon (2454432)

      Read the 2015 entry-- the wifi model is in 2014, and the 4G model in 2015. I can only assume they think it's going to take a lot of manpower to make AR glasses that have good battery life and cellular connectivity, so they're concentrating on wifi-only at first.

      By the way, the powerpoint says nothing about it being exclusively connected to the Xbox "720". It could still be connected to mobile devices; we just don't know yet.

      It seems like the full-vision glasses idea might not work, though. They've generally

  • what will the TV content have? what will it work with?

    Just the IPTV that U-Verse and other systems with the same tech use (still needs there main box)

    OTA TV?

    cable clear qam?

    cable card?
    cable card + SDV tuner?
    cable card + VOD / PPV?

    RVU (right only with directv and needs there main box)
    Take a DISH or DIRECTV smart card? (under ground route they don't offer cards for 3rd party boxes)
    AllVid (still needs a main box and roll out date unknown)

    others??

  • it's wearing glasses. Nothin's cooler. Ok, maybe if it's those cool glasses you were while AC/DC music plays, but the trouble with that is the music only plays when you take the glasses off.
  • Sure it was "leaked" document full of "stuff" for the Xbox.

    More likely it was purposely leaked piece of FUD to make their competition (Sony) worry and work on stuff that doesn't matter.

    I trust nothing about MS based on MS's history.

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