Microsoft Files ‘Virtual Reality Floor Mat’ Patent, Possibly Aimed at an Xbox VR Headset

A Microsoft patent application for a ‘virtual reality floor mat’ describes a special mat which defines a virtual playspace and can be used for tracking.

Spotted by Twitter user WalkingCat, a Microsoft patent application published last week describes a “virtual reality floor mat activity region,” a special mat that would both define the virtual playspace and be used for tracking.

The artwork in the patent clearly suggests a living room environment where the VR experience is powered by a game console. When it comes to VR on Xbox, Microsoft has had a confused relationship; the company had announced way back

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