Xbox One Hololens Game Streaming Confirmed
Xbox One Hololens Game streaming has just been confirmed by a short clip from the device's program manager.
The streaming was done by Hololens' program manager Varun Mani, using a development kit of Microsoft's Hololens.
In the short video clip, Mani can be seen playing Halo 5 on his TV screen when he pauses the game. He then turns around to resume the game on a random wall in the room. The video implies that games can be played on a projected screen everywhere the player desires.
Mani has given the following description for the video:
Wish you could take Halo with you everywhere you go? Now you can with HoloLens!
Find out more at www.hololens.com/developmentedition
Unlike its competitors, Microsoft’s HoloLens currently makes use of Augmented Reality (AR). The device is the first holographic computer running Windows 10. “It is completely untethered–no wires, phones, or connection to a PC needed. Microsoft HoloLens allows consumers to place holograms in a physical environment and provides a new way to see the world”, according the HoloLens website.
No official release date for Microsoft’s device has been set, but the Hololens is expected to be released for developers by early 2016.
“We will have developer versions of it first, and then it will be more commercial-use cases, and then it will evolve,” said Microsoft CEO Nadella. “This is a five-year journey. We are looking forward to getting a v1 out, which is more around developers and enterprises, and you know it’s in the Windows 10 timeframe, which means that it is within the next year.”
Yesterday we reported on how Microsoft is allowing the Hololens community to share their app ideas for the AR project. You can check out that post right here.
Do you like streaming Xbox titles to the Hololens? Where will you be playing if you ever manage to a Hololens?