US Patent Application: US 20130196757 A1
TITLE: Multiplayer Gaming with Head-Mounted Display
Summary: [Translated from Legalese into English] A method of inviting other playes to join you in a multiplayer game on head-mounted display (e.g. Google Glass).
- Publication Number: US 20130196757 A1
- Application Number: 13/361,798
- Assignee: Microsoft, Inc.
- Prior Art Date: Seeking prior Art predating Jan 30, 2012
Good prior art would be evidence of a system that did each and every one of these steps prior to the Jan 30, 2012.
"Inviting users to multiplayer games with head-mounted display” from Microsoft
Claim 1 requires each and every step below:
A method for inviting a potential player to participate in a multiplayer game with a user, the multiplayer game displayed by a display of a user head-mounted display device, comprising:
receiving user voice data from the user;
determining that the user voice data is an invitation to participate in the multiplayer game;
receiving eye-tracking information, depth information, facial recognition information, potential player head-mounted display device information, and/or potential player voice data;
associating the invitation with the potential player using the eye-tracking information, the depth information, the facial recognition information, the potential player head-mounted display device information, and/or the potential player voice data;
matching a potential player account with the potential player;
receiving an acceptance response from the potential player; and
joining the potential player account with a user account associated with the user in participating in the multiplayer game.
In English this means:
A method for inviting a potential player to participate in a multiplayer game which is displayed on a head-mounted display (e.g. two users using Google Glass):
First user invites a second user to a multiplayer game with his voice
Recognizing the second player using face recognition, voice, device information, etc.
Matching a player account with the second user
Receiving an acceptance to play from the second user; and
Letting the two accounts participate in the multiplayer game together
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