Microsoft shared a short film titled Xbox Series X – Lucid Odyssey that invites you to the dreams of MoonLiteWolf. This epic, dream-fueled journey will take you from the depths of her lucid imagination into the outskirts of space, with plenty of twists along the way.
According to the video’s description, to make it, Oscar-winning director Taika Waititi used real dreams MoonLiteWolf had after playing the Xbox Series X. To capture MoonLiteWolf’s dreams, a method known as Targeted Dream Incubation was used. She was guided to a sleep state known as hypnagogia, which was tracked by the Hypnodyne (EEG) headband she was wearing. When she reached this state—known to feel like light sleep and even meditation—she was asked to recall her dreams.
Tapping into the state of hypnagogia is nothing new. Throughout history, several great minds have used it to inspire their thinking, including Aristotle, Thomas Edison, Edgar Allen Poe, and Mary Shelley. Once MoonLiteWolf’s dreams were recorded, renowned Director/Writer/Actor Taika Waititi brought them to life.
The company also shared a behind-the-scenes look at the breakthrough research method that was used to capture the dreams of gamers after experiencing the Xbox Series X for the first time. Discover the sleep state of hypnagogia and see each of the gamers interfacing with their dreams. The same dreams that were brought to life by creators like Taika Waititi, Nike, Quentin Deronzier, Johanna Jaskowska, and more.
Check out the official site to find out more about the console and the games, both currently available and coming soon to expand the roster.