Pokemon Go is gaining a steady following. Many people are hoping to see more creatures from later on in the series. With all the new advancements in technology, what is the next step to making the game better? And how close to real-world Pokemon catching will it get?
The Hololens | Pokemon Go VR?
As you can see from the video above, the Microsoft Hololens is a force to be reckoned with in the gaming industry. With the capabilities it possesses, it's no surprise that people are not hesitating to spend $3000 (current price in USD) to own one.
Showing that a person can already play Minecraft with a Hololens, Microsoft could be hinting at future plans within the gaming industry. It is exciting to see where the company could be taking this device. The possible applications for it are near-limitless.
Microsoft Statements about Pokemon Go on Hololens
David Dedeine, of Asobo Studios and one of the Hololens developers, says that it is possible to use the device outside. He is also quick to point out that the device is not perfect yet. Further testing is needed to work out the bugs associated with outdoor use.
Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, recently told CNBC that the device could be great with Pokemon GO.
Future Compatibility Support
Developer David Dedeine says there will not be compatibility support in the near future, as these things require a step-by-step process. In the next incarnation, it is likely Microsoft is looking to miniaturize the device and are definitely planning on improving display.
With the price tag being $3000 USD, very few have the luxury of experimenting with the Microsoft Hololens. It allows great freedom of movement and can help in things from designing an airplane to educating future surgeons.
But... we're talking about Pokemon GO here. I'm eager to see this device developed into a compatible model with the app. If it goes the direction that other Trainers and I are hoping, we may see augmented reality battles like in GO's release trailer.
What are your thoughts on this device? Are you excited for what this could mean for the app? Let us know in the comments!