Philips have announced that their lighting system, Philips Hue, is being integrated into Chariot – what they are aiming for sounds a little similar to where Microsoft were pitching IllumiRoom – the impressive immersive light show that was demoed at E3 2013.
Take a look at Philips Hue in action:
Ok, so it doesn’t draw an expanded gaming environment from your TV, but it does create an immersive ambience to your gaming environment, similar to the Ambilight technology in their TVs.
By using the lights in your room, Philips Hue interacts in real-time with Chariot to create a new gaming experience, which for now, is exclusive to Xbox One. As plants bloom, vibrant colour fills the room, and when enemies attack the lights blink red – whatever happens onscreen is reflected in a glowing light show in your room.
Chariot has been a great title in our ID@Xbox portfolio since it launched into Games With Gold last year. We’re thrilled that Frima is pushing the boundaries with this new technology from Philips Hue and are really excited to see it come to Xbox.
Said Chris Charla, Director ID@Xbox at Microsoft.