Microsoft Thinks Outside of VR with HoloLens Technology

With the next movement in video games seemingly gearing towards virtual reality, fans have often wondered when Microsoft would throw their name in the hat. After today’s Windows 10 presentation, it appears to be never.

You see, Microsoft wants to go beyond VR, and I’m okay with that. Virtual reality as a concept seems very limiting, whereas you’re stuck experiencing what’s been created for you. With the newly announced HoloLens technology, it appears that you’ll be able to turn your own home in to an interactive environment for both apps and gaming. Where VR confines you to a set of goggles, the HoloLens adds to what you would already see sitting in front of you.

In the video example, we saw Minecraft being played on a coffee table and walls being exploded to reveal a massive outdoor setting. Think of the possibilities with other games! Can you imagine playing a horror game and having holograms of ghosts appear in your bedroom? I would shit myself. Literally shit myself.

The announcement is still fresh off the press, so right now it’s just a great idea on paper. Then again, so was the Kinect. Still, it’s hard not to be excited about the gaming possibilities.

What do you think?

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Bradley Keene is the Executive Editor here at What’s Your Tag?, generally handling reviews, public relations, and our social media communications on Facebook and Twitter. He’s an aspiring video game journalist, Baltimore native, and an aficionado of bizarre indie games. If it’s weird and pixely, he’ll like it. If he’s not writing, he can usually be found glued to his OUYA and Xbox One, or knee-deep in an MMO. Get in touch with him by e-mail at the address above, or follow him on Twitter.


    1. I’m curious to see what the price range will be, and if there will be different versions. Like ones that work with just the PC apps, one for Xbox, and one for both?

      The possibilities for gaming is really intriguing. Like I said in the post, a horror game with hologram ghosts and stuff that run around your bedroom while you play.. I need that.

  1. Will other people be able to see what you’re playing? i.e. does it project holograms, or is it just Augmented Reality on the glasses, ala Google Glass?

    Either way, it’s cool, but other people being able to see the holograms would be useful.

    1. Since it’s still brand new technology with little confirmation outside of video demonstrations, I’m not really sure. I’m assuming it would just be augmented vision for the one wearing the HoloLens.

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