For those hoping that Pokemon will come to real life sometime, we got one step sooner today. While we already can catch Pokemon using the AR mode of Pokemon Go, The Pokemon Company and Niantic showed off today what the creatures would look like on Microsoft HoloLens. You can check out the video below:
The reason this demo came to light is because of an event that The Pokemon Company and Niantic put on in Japan. The event, titled “Pokemon GO AR Viewing Platform,” is intended to show off the potential of Pokemon in various VR capacities. The HoloLens platform is used to show off a new “Pokemon Scope” technology.
While nobody on our staff was able to attend the event, we will bring you new developments as they are made available. The potential for Pokemon in AR is exciting; however, HoloLens is still a platform that is out of the price point of most gamers. The original HoloLens launched for $3,000 as a dev kit. HoloLens 2, which launches later this year, will cost a heftier $3,500.
Are you excited about the prospect of VR in gaming? If so, what possibilities do you foresee coming to the industry? If you’re unconvinced, we want to hear your thoughts on the platform as well.