Microsoft Files Patent For Gaming Headset
Microsoft has filed a patent application for a multiplayer gaming headset, which may include voice interaction, eye-tracking, facial recognition technology, and a number of accelerometers and gyroscopes to track the head movement of the wearer.
Presuming that the patent application isn’t a defensive measure, it could allow for an extension of the Xbox platform not only into new hardware, but also new locations. Drawings associated with the patent application show the user out and about, hardly confining them to the Xbox’s living room domain.
As GameSpot notes, the patent application has a “focus on natural speech,” something that is not unlike what Microsoft has been working on with both Windows Phone and Kinect.