Strauss Zelnick / The CEO of the publisher of Grand Theft Auto 5 talks about his experience with Microsoft's "immersive headset"
its like something from the future. the guys at MS R&D are wizards. Great job Kudo Tsunoda. MS definitely has thier swag back. they just became a whole lot cooler. https://www.youtube.com/wat... https://www.youtube.com/wat...
Isn't Alex Kipman the main guy behind HoloLens?
yeah you are right. alex kipman and tsunoda worked on kinect and are both working on hololens but kipman is the main lead on microsofts holographic projects though.
While I was super impressed by the demonstration, we were all taken aback when we saw the first Project Natal (Kinect) teaser videos.. let's see how this works and functions in real world scenarios before we all start declaring it a complete success. It does look awesome though.
In regards to 3rd party development, it could get complex and expensive to try and build 3 versions of the same game (Oculus Rift, Morpheus and HoloLens), huh?
Thats a great point
ms will throw a billion dollars in the hat, at that point.
I like it better than VR i hate the fact that you cant see your surrondings with vr
Games like PT with VR or over the top view board games with HoloLens? Not even close. With so many games already announced for Morpheus and Oculus Rift, this HoloLens will be left behind as far as games go.
I should mention... I'm not into headmounted gaming at all so I'll be skipping both Just comparing the two options
99% of the big guns have yet to commit. It's anybody's game at this point.
So is this basically augmented reality but in a different name., right?
I honestly wouldn't want this for gaming, as it's makes me think of gaming with Kinect. It'll just look like I'm flailing my arms around, to the ones viewing me. This would be a great thing for everyday use. Do you know how amazing that would be to have this available when i'm walking in the mall or at work?!?! If they can get this down to Google Glasses size then it would so easy to wear and take around everywhere. I'm glad that MS is making this a lifestyle thing rather than just for gaming.
"I honestly wouldn't want this for gaming, as it's makes me think of gaming with Kinect. It'll just look like I'm flailing my arms around, to the ones viewing me." But who said AR games are gesture based? THey can work just fine with a controller. Its not kinect 3.0. You do realise that, right?
What! No I didn't... Of course I realize that, you could also implement kinect gestures into games that didn't have full Kinect functions ala Dead Rising 3. Every example they gave in that video is you using your hands to virtually move things around. I like the example they use of having a giant AR monitor show up on your wall, that would be great and saves me a bunch of money on buying a new physical TV. No, I'm not attacking MS or saying it's an A. Dumb Idea B. Not innovative C. Sucks D. Not gonna work. I just think the implementations outside of gaming for this kind of tech is much more exciting.
Oculus vs Morpheus should be the same code. But they aren't going to make many games for those in the next few years - just tech demos. We need 10x more horsepower to handle it. Hololens is a totally different animal. You don't make a game for it. You make a game it can augment.
It also doesn't rely on the console to render images, as it has its own high end processing units built in.
well we'll have to trust Strauss Zelnick then
First-person mode for GTA V, augmented reality for GTA VI.
Murder, virtual sex, drugs, violence, vehicular manslaughter... all in your life with no barriers like a controller or television. You sick SOB...
This feels like kinect all over again. Personally, I like immersion in games so VR looks more interesting. AR kills all the immersion in a game. Take for example that VR demo where you are at the bottom of the sea in a jail terrified watching a shark trying to kill you. That is awesome but not possible on AR.
VR and AR can simultaneously exist and prosper in the marketplace. You're right that there are gameplay and experiences VR can offer that cannot be attained using an AR headset, but I believe AR can deliver equally rewarding experiences that VR cannot as well. I think both technologies will make a huge impact on how we live are day-to-day lives.
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