Microsoft’s HoloLens is a wearable computer that puts a semi-transparent display in front of your eyes, allowing you to to interact with virtual objects in real-world environments.
This could be useful in medical, science, or industrial fields. But it also opens the door for new types of mixed-reality gaming… like the Project X-Ray game that Microsoft is showing off.
The game lets you wear a virtual hologram gauntlet, allowing you to shoot robots with a non-existent weapon. Those robots emerge in your real-world environment, and since the system is able to detect furniture and walls, each room in your home can be a virtual game level.
HoloLens also supports spatial sound, so that not only will you see robots attacking in different places, but you’ll hear them all around you.
Project X-Ray may be one of the first games for HoloLens, but it won’t be the last. Microsoft is taking applications from developers interested in purchasing a HoloLens dev kit. They’ll be available in the first quarter of 2016 for $3000.
Wow that’s a hefty price tag. I guess there must be a lot more to it than an oculus rift, but at that price range your not going to get much of hacker community that made so many great demos and games for the occlus Dks. I think for VR that could be a killer, if windows phone can prove one thing it’s a lack of software is a killer for a platform.
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