You are trudging through a wind-blown snowfield, and as the ice cracks before you, giant alien bugs emerge, trying to skewer you. Fortunately, it’s only a video game – “Lost Planet: Extreme Condition – Colonies Edition” from CapCom — and you are well equipped to fight back. But there’s no mouse and no PC monitor this time; instead, you can intuitively point and shoot with your 720p HD-ready PicoP® display engine-equipped controller. In Shanghai July 29 through August 1 — the first stop on Intel Extreme Masters Season V global eSports league — Microvision’s wireless 720p laser pico projector-based game controller prototype demonstrates how first-person game playing can be much more immersive.
Microvision is participating by invitation in the Intel Extreme Masters V global eSports league to promote and capture consumer feedback on the new gaming display capability. This is the second tour that Microvision has made with Intel to promote the gaming demo and supports our goal to work with potential partners to bring the laser-based technology to market for gaming applications.
George Woo, Intel Corporation’s Marketing Manager of the Intel Extreme Masters, commented about this new season’s touring event, “we are very excited to continue our relationship with Microvision, who is one of our key innovation partners of our gaming showcase. As we promote our 2010 Intel® Core™ i7 processor Extreme Edition as the world’s fastest, smartest PC processor, it is ideal to have Microvision showcasing their 2nd generation PicoP technology, which we believe matches our ‘Game Changer’ theme and will provide consumers a great new way to game. Consumers will be able to trial the PicoP technology in our gaming showcase for this IEM season.”
Seon King, Senior Director of Media and Consumer Products for Capcom Entertainment, Inc. commented, “Capcom is delighted to team up with Microvision in showcasing their HD PicoP display engine peripheral with Lost Planet: Extreme Condition – Colonies Edition, which was developed on Capcom’s own MT Framework game engine. Both firms are committed to driving technology to bring new experiences to gamers and evolving the gaming industry.”