During the Windows 10 event in January, Microsoft showed us a little of what its holographic HoloLens device can do and be for creatives, but what we haven’t seen yet is what the device can do for gaming, other than Minecraft that is.
As a device with a lot of potential, it’s not surprising to learn that Microsoft is positioning the HoloLens alongside devices like the Microsoft Kinect sensor. According to Engadget, former Lionhead Studios executive John Needham will now be in charge of several games and experiences for both the Xbox and the HoloLens. Lionhead Studios was acquired by Microsoft in 2006 and merged into the Microsoft Studios division. Needham will now report directly to Microsoft Studios head Kudo Tsunoda.
“With the exception of Halo, Gears of War, Forza and Minecraft, Kudo Tsunoda will lead the vision and experience development of our other Microsoft Studios portfolio investments in the United States, Europe and across our Global Publishing team. John Needham relocated to Redmond in a new role overseeing internal development for several games and experiences for both Xbox and Microsoft HoloLens reporting to Kudo. All up responsibility for Xbox EMEA will be overseen directly by Phil Spencer.”
While we wait for HoloLens games (and the device itself) to make their way to market, read up on Microsoft’s HoloLens FAQ here. Let us know in the comment what types of games you think the HoloLens is best suited for.