Microsoft's IllumiRoom can best be described as a platform that uses the Kinect and a projector to combine virtual and physical worlds.
And the technology, which is slated to be introduced at CHI 2013 in Paris tomorrow, may very well be headed to the Xbox 720 Next.
Indeed, The Verge recently spotted a video stitched together by none other than Redmond itself with a tagline explaining how the tech would work with "a next-generation gaming console."
"IllumiRoom envisions a next-generation gaming console with a projector that sits on your coffee table and surrounds your television with projected light," the narrator explains.
"IllumiRoom can extend the gaming content out of your TV, creating a truly immersive experience. Or we can selectively show game elements, like explosions, or make it snow in our living room."
It should be noted that IllumiRoom is apparently capable of (virtually) changing the appearance of a room, inducing apparent motion and extending the field of view.