I don’t know about you, but I think it would be really interesting for AR gaming to become the norm. I see real life as a really long, dragging RPG; sometimes you just wish you could pull weapons and a shield out of thin air to fight random villainous robots while walking down the street, y’know? It looks like Microsoft’s HoloLens may let us do just that.
The recently-concluded Windows 10 event showed off a fragment of what can be achieved with this new technology. Microsoft treated the audience to a demo of an AR game currently called Project X-Ray, where users can interact with holograms and holographic weapons to fight against a robot invasion. Your movement isn’t going to be limited by a cord, either. The HoloLens is completely wireless, and doesn’t require any additional devices in order to run.
MS HoloLens dev kits
Want to get your hands on the immersive experience that the HoloLens has to offer? Microsoft’s already accepting applications for developer kits, and they’ll be ready to ship out in the first quarter of 2016. The stand-alone device has a pretty steep price tag, but if you’ve got a spare $3,000 lying around, then it shouldn’t be a problem.
 
 
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