Pokemon Go has been one of the hottest games in 2016. Everyone is talking about it, and it just doesn’t want to Go away. Unfortunately though, if you are a Windows Phone user, you probably weren’t able to play Pokemon Go as the game is not available on the platform yet. Now, Niantic, the developers behind Pokemon Go recently hinted that the company could be bringing the game to Microsoft’s HoloLens. This is because Pokemon Go is highly based on augmented reality, and it’s definitely one of the main reasons why this game is so popular at the moment.
Microsoft is also trying to do something similar with the company’s HoloLens, but it has bigger ambitions and it’s focus isn’t tied to just games. The company has already teamed up with companies to use the HoloLens in industrial scenarios, and it is also building some amazing AR games for the device. In an interview with CNBC, when Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella was asked if Microsoft is missing an opportunity by focusing high-end with the HoloLens, he stated stated:
“It’s fantastic to see these augmented reality applications getting built. This Pokemon interest will hopefully will translate into a lot of interest in HoloLens. Because if you think about it, the game physics of that app [Pokemon Go] are built for HoloLens. Of course, the phone is great because after all the install base of the phone is enormous. Think about now what that game on HoloLens would mean — you aren’t trying to use a phone, when you can actually just use your eyes to look through and have that augmented reality experience.”
Satya also stated:
“I think it’s fantastic to see these augmented reality applications getting built, because the best thing that can happen when you’re creating a new category is for applications that are these killer apps, whether it be game or in the industrial scenario, to get invested in,”
Pokemon Go will definitely be very fun to play on the HoloLens, and we won’t be surprised if Pokemon Go ends up coming to the HoloLens in the near-future. Nevertheless, tell us what you think of Pokemon Go and the HoloLens in the comment section below.