Speaking at the 2007 D: All Things Digital conference, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates suggested that Microsoft was thinking along the same lines as 3DV in terms of where gaming was headed.Here's a demo of 3DV's technology:
"Imagine a game machine where you're just going to pick up the bat and swing it, or the tennis racket and swing it," Gates said.
Moderators Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher mocked Gates, saying such a technology already exists and it's called the Wii. But Gates disagreed. "No, that's not it. You can't pick up your tennis racket."
He later added, "You can't sit there with your friends and do those natural things," he said. "That's a 3D positional device. This is video recognition. This is a camera seeing what's going on."
Rumor: Microsoft close to buying 3DV Systems
Posted on Thursday, Feb 19 2009 @ 19:06 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck