Windows Holographic is Microsoft’s next step into the future. Instead of virtual reality, they’re looking to augmented reality using a their HoloLens headset which can make screens, models, and much more appear around your home.
While gaming may not immediately spring to mind for this, with uses focused on work environments their tech demo video showed a three-dimensional version of Minecraft in your living room, where you could build and move holographic blocks in your living room.
And then they suggested that more surreal gaming experiences could exist, taking over your entire room and bringing gaming out into the open beyond your screen. It could be really impressive if it catches on – and if it works well enough – bringing new experiences beyond what we’ve seen before.
This technology will be available to all Windows 10 developers, and HoloLens is effectively the technology which will power the software, with spatial sound and see-through high definition lenses. This looks like it might be years off, but they’ve got the device now, on stage, and have revealed that it will launch in the “Windows 10 timeframe”.