You're not alone, I definitely recall seeing a proof of concept video. A projector was also scanning four illuminated corners, and could distort an image near instantly so that it would project flat, even through a mirror's reflection. Really cool tech
I'm ignorant about this jazz but how can this be cheap???
I would assume that given Nintendo's thinking in the last 5 years, the idea for such a system (whether or not it actually gets used, like a lot of video game and tech patents) is along the lines of "you don't need a TV! Project the image from your handheld any place!"
Altought maybe for other uses like projecting into transparent controllers, interactive UIs in a surface at close range. Maybe.
Btw, if its projecting inside an enclosed surface, like the controller i mention, it solves the lighting conditions problem, since it would offer good contrast.
This is what I love about Nintendos new systems. People aren't saying" it's going to be another system with just more power so give me the specs!". Nintendos speculation is about the innovation and what can they bring different to the table. It's so much more fun and refreshing than just "OMG what's the gpu/CPU look like".I am so interested to see what the NX is all about. This is Nintendo Revolution levels of hype and expectation!
Like Microsoft IllumiRoom?
Probably too late to be in the NX if they're just patenting it now.
How wasn't this in Eurogamer's leak if this is a thing?
How can you not believe? It's very Nintendo as UBSoft's president described, it is low cost since projection tech had been around during the conception of film, it looks like the next thing coming from 3DS and Wii after they had a baby. All signs point to yes.It's always interesting seeing what kinds of experiments Nintendo's researching or considering for the future.
I don't believe this one will be part of NX but it's still neat.
Most people are spazzy enough that they can't even hold their 3DS steady to see the 3D effect (prior to N3DS), so I imagine a projector would be problematic if it was shining from the handheld itself. "Keep your hands still!"
It's a portable though. Imagine taking this thing outside and playing smash with detachable controllers on a sidewalk projecting against a wall.This seems perfect for something like wii fit where I may not necessarily want to exercise in a room with a tv in it. Or for the sleeping doodad so it can project my metrics on the wall/ceiling when i wanna check on the.
Edit: This is not a useful peripheral to me in terms of gaming. When I game I want it to either be on a tiny screen (because i'm not near a tv or a place where i could normally be playing video games) OR i'd be playing on a tv. There are very few places where I'd make good use of an impromptu projector. This sounds amazing if you're like 5 years old and don't have a tv in your room and want to play mario kart with your brother/sister.
Annoying Nintendo patents this stuff.
1) They'd never actually do something cool like this
2) If they ever did, they'd have to do a super cheap version so it'll be trash compared to what it could be.
Why would they be spending time and money on R&D for these inventions if they had no interest in every using this technology?
I can guarantee you that while you may not see each and every patented invention used (or even a majority of them) we will for sure see a lot of the technologies related to these patents in future Nintendo products.
Yes. A handle on each side of the screen that are also the controllers for on the go and it they do indeed detach maybe be they will reattach to each other and resemble a wheel for at home play. Just a thought.
Bingo. Just like links slate. The gap between handle and screen would be great. Also 4 points of connection for controllers seems more stable.A handle like controllers on each side would solve the problem of the connection with the tablet being in the way of your hand because your hand would be on the inside and the connector would be on the outside. Also would offer a good grip for the whole handheld.