Microsoft Files Patent for Augmented Reality Gaming Glasses

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Remember that leaked document that highlighted Microsoft’s plans for the future of gaming with a schedule of all things Xbox 720 (as it was then) back in June 2012. From the information it contained it seems a 2013 next-gen console release was always on the cards for a new console, with Kinect-Glasses coming in 2014. Now those very glasses are patent pending in the near future they could become a reality for enhanced gaming on the Xbox One console.

The patent as discovered by NeoGaf details a system for inviting players to participate in a multiplayer game via the glasses. In one example, a player receiving a user voice data as an invitation to participate in a multiplayer game, the glasses then receives eye-tracking information, depth information, facial recognition information, potential player head-mounted display device information, and/or potential player voice data. The program within it associates the invitation with the potential player using the eye-tracking information, the depth information, the facial recognition information, the potential player head-mounted display device information, and/or the potential player voice data. The program matches a potential player account with the potential player. The program receives an acceptance response from the potential player, and joins the potential player account with a user account in participating in the multiplayer game.

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With the impression from the detailed information above, it seems that the glasses are an enhancement into the way gamers play multiplayer games; being able to identify other gamers on LIVE by facial recognition and the ability to send and receive messages and invites.

When Microsoft formally announce more details and information – we’ll keep you posted.

Thanks Engadget