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Xbox One Games To Feature On HoloLens

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Microsoft announces hefty first-party muscle is behind the HoloLens initiative.

Microsoft recently announced that it will be bringing games to its fancy new AR headset, the HoloLens, using the Xbox One console.

Back in January, the tech company showed off its newest toy, which is  sleek, flashy headset with transparent lenses that projects images to your eyes within the real-world environment, and Microsoft sees it as a new medium for gaming too.

“Gaming and entertainment is going to be critical” for HoloLens, said Xbox boss Phil Spencer at GDC 2015 (via TechRadar). Microsoft considers HoloLens as a massive platform for games that will be built across Xbox One and Windows 10.

“We see this as a full Windows 10 device with holographic capability,” added Spencer, who also mentioned that the HoloLens APIs will be made available with Windows 10 gaming SDK.

How exactly the games will be incorporated into the HoloLens headset, and how it will link up with the Xbox One, is yet to be revealed. Perhaps we’ll see some augmented reality Gears of War at E3? We all can dream…

Thanks to David for the heads-up on the story.

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  1. Eben Hattingh

    March 9, 2015 at 18:12

    I hope it fares better with adoption among gamers than Kinect has. I only use my Kinect for Kinect Sports & voice commands. Nothing else they make for that thing really seems to be beneficial to anyone or anything to date. If this is what it promises to be it looks like gaming is going where we want it to go! Can’t wait!

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