Microsoft to buy 3D webcam company for use with immersive Xbox 360 games?

by admin February 18, 2009 at 6:20 pm

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 “use your body freely to control games, no wearables required, no limitations attached.” The company has raised $38.6 million in funding since its inception in 1997.

3DV acknowledges Sony’s Eye Toy, Microsoft’s Vision camera, and the Nintendo Wii as somewhat similar ideas but says that “the revolution is still around the corner.”

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