“Turns any platform with a 2D camera into a 3D motion device” – a bold statement by Extreme Reality to bring the 3D motion world into a tablet and smartphone dominated market. Extreme Reality wants to close the gap between smartphones, consoles, and PCs by erasing the hardware restrictions of owning a product such as the Kinect by enabling any 2D front or rear facing camera of generating a 3D motion end-product.
Having the power of a Kinect, right inside your pocket
Extreme Reality’s (XTR3D) new program enables any developer full access to an open SDK which provides the tools necessary to create and port many 3D motion controlled games over to various platforms. What all does this mean? Developers can take existing games that were previously exclusive to motion controlled systems like the Xbox Kinect, among others, and with little effort port them over to mobile devices and PCs featuring the simple limitation of a front or rear facing camera (which is available on most if not all devices nowadays).
The real excitement makes its way onto the stage when seeing new games adopt the technology and bring new titles (and port previous ones) to phones, tablets, and PCs alike. Some of the games they were demoing included various racing, sports, and dance related games all controlled with the front facing camera of a Laptop and the software provided by the company.
Hopefully we’ll see some aspiring developers porting and bringing plenty of games for us to test out in front of a TV. See how many devices support a form of video out, software like this could allow us to turn any of our phones or tablet into a console. Be sure to check out the video embedded above and read up on Extreme Reality’s site for more information.