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New Microsoft HoloLens project previews the future of first-person shooter video games

A developer for Microsoft’s augmented reality HoloLens headset has released a video preview of a project he’s working on called, HoloLens Lightning Strikes Back. The video is essentially a demonstration of how HoloLens can be used to create an immersive first-person shooter video game experience through its ability to map real-world objects, such as staircases and furniture, and have digital characters interact with them. This demonstration also showcases the device’s voice command capability, which admittedly needs a lot of work, and the gyroscope which are used to attack and dodge respectively.

HoloLens Lightning Strikes Back is obviously a work in progress but its potential is enormous. Just imagine what a game studio with more money and resources at its disposal could accomplish with this technology.

Are you excited to see what sort of video games are created for the HoloLens or are you interested in other sorts of experiences? Let us know in the comments below.

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