Earlier this week, we wrote a post about Microsoft releasing a virtual reality device focused on core gaming. In the latest issue of Game Informer, Kudo Tsunoda said that Microsoft has nothing against VR, but the ability of HoloLens to blend your digital world with your real world is what it makes unique and bringing these two things together unlocks all kinds of different experiences.
“None of that stuff is things you could do with VR,” Tsunoda explained. “It’s nothing against VR; I think VR is great tech. But it’s the ‘blending of the worlds’ part about HoloLens that makes it unique. From a gameplay perspective, it’s being able to make your real world environment an integral part of the experience. That’s really different than what you would get from a VR experience.”
Beyond gaming, Kudo expects that HoloLens will have big impact in the education space in addition to games.