Microsoft to buy 3D webcam company for use with immersive Xbox 360 games?
Microsoft is apparently negotiating the proposed $35 million purchase of Israeli technology company 3DV Systems. 3DV makes a consumer video camera called Z-Cam that mounts to the top of a TV set or computer monitor allowing you to Ã¢â‚¬Å“use your body freely to control games, no wearables required, no limitations attached.Ã¢â‚¬Â The company has raised $38.6 million in funding since its inception in 1997.
3DV acknowledges SonyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Eye Toy, MicrosoftÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Vision camera, and the Nintendo Wii as somewhat similar ideas but says that Ã¢â‚¬Å“the revolution is still around the corner.Ã¢â‚¬Â
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