HoloLens Video Game Controller Revealed at Microsoft’s Event
HoloLens continues to be the definition of cool.
Microsoft originally unveiled the HoloLens at their Windows 10 launch event in January this year, and the augmented reality computer has, since then, continued to make waves at its science fiction take on the future of computing. So far, HoloLens has been demonstrated strictly as an enterprise based computer (albeit one with applications for entertainment media such as video games)- however, today Microsoft took the first step towards embracing the entertainment possibilities of the HoloLens at their hardware event, when they demoed a video game controller for the hologram headset.
The currently unnamed device was billed by Microsoft as a ‘wearable hologram’. It seems to be a simple communicator that turns into a hologram allowing you to interact directly with your augmented video game in real time. Since its appearance is hologram based, it has the advantage of being malleable in how it looks- it can be a lightsaber in a Star Wars game, and a pickaxe in Minecraft.