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The Microsoft HoloLens; Project X-Ray


At the start of the year we brought you news about the ground breaking Microsoft HoloLens that is aiming to bring high-definition holograms to life.

Well at the Microsoft Windows 10 Devices Event that started a few days ago in New York the latest application for the ‘Lens was unveiled, and as you’d expect it’s out of this world. Welcome to Project X-Ray; an augmented-reality first-person shooter.

As seen in the video below, a Microsoft employee dons the wireless headset (which will amazingly function independently of any PC) and launches the game, upon which a hologram laser gun unfolds around his hand (yes you can now hold and wear holograms) and alien arachnid robots burst through the wall, which he subsequently destroys with said firearm.

This means that you will now be able to play games in whatever environment you are in, whether that is at home, work or out and about, and each game will be customised to you depending on your surroundings as the holograms can work with or around objects in the room. It is completely untethered so doesn’t restrict movement, which is vital for something that can incorporate your 360 degree surroundings.

If this gets you excited then the first batch of developer’s edition HoloLens ships out in the first quarter of 2016, and is priced at $3000.