Microsoft has really been pushing their new HoloLens augmented reality headset this week during their presence at E3. The device was given a significant amount of time on stage during their initial presentation on Monday where they showed off a customized version of Minecraft and now reports are coming in of more hands-on HoloLens experiences at the video game conference.
As an introduction to the upcoming Halo 5, those present were invited to partake in a Halo-themed HoloLens experience where participants were lead through a real-world replica of a ship from the popular video game franchise which was enhanced by augmented reality made possible by HoloLens.
Through the use of the headset, illusions of fully three dimensional holograms were created for each user. These displays included a virtual soldier, who hosted the experience as well as digital models of a spaceship. While this wasn’t a full Halo first-person game, it is a cool example of how HoloLens can be used to create an immersive environment in a similar way to how some theme park rides incorporate 3D glasses.
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