Microsoft Shows Off ‘Halo 5: Guardians’ Streaming Using HoloLens

Microsoft Shows Off ‘Halo 5: Guardians’ Streaming Using HoloLens
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Microsoft has decided to allow HoloLens developers to take a break by letting them have fun with HoloLens in the comfort of their own homes. The result? Seven-second clips showing Xbox One games streamed via the HoloLens glasses.


Microsoft HoloLens development edition is still tightly under wraps in preparation for the device’s release next year. The high-tech glasses will be open for third-party developers who would like to try their hand at making or improving applications out of the relatively new technology. Using the hashtag #MadeWithHoloLens, Microsoft has then released short videos from the devs demonstrating how HoloLens works.

One of the clips is that of program manager Varun Mani, whose demo shows a game of “Halo 5: Guardians” being played on a virtual screen courtesy of the HoloLens glasses. The game is seen floating in the middle of the living room as if it was a real television screen.

Back in January, Xbox chief Phil Spencer revealed the numerous possibilities of using the glasses for future games. “It’s very cool. To me there’s not a successful consumer electronics device on the planet where gaming is not a primary form of app category on the thing.” Third-party developers can enjoy the freedom to make games and applications for HoloLens, considering that the device can function without cords, wires, and tethers.

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Starting today, Microsoft opened its doors for app ideas from the general public. The three best ideas shall be decided upon via Twitter votes, and the winner will have his or her idea “created by our experienced HoloLens development team of designers, artists, and developers.” The winner will get to become “part of weekly build reviews, Q&A sessions, and more.” Those interested can submit their ideas on the HoloLens page of Microsoft Studios.