Tuesday, May 6, 2008

PrimeSense Offers Immersive 3D Gaming Experience

Imagine the Wii with 3D vision. The console would understand if you were behind an object and images would move accordingly and you could reach out with your hand to “touch” items on the screen. The technology is real and it works and PrimeSense, a small Israeli company, is trying to release it into the wild. PrimeSense, which just closed a $20 million funding round led by Canaan Partners with lead investors Gemini Israel Funds (who also provided the seed funding) and Genesis Partners. The company is moving out of development into sales. The system basically uses a 3D camera to see objects in space. The result is a completely immersive experience without controllers, something some gamers have been looking for for years.

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