The E3 2015 show has managed to deliver unique experience to game enthusiasts and augmented reality, as one would have expected, managed to take its place among the crown jewels of presented technologies.
Though January’s reveal of the Minecraft Demo was enough to at least thrill AR enthusiasts, the E3 conference offered an unforgettable experience with reveals such as Halo taking the idea of AR to a completely new level.
The HoloLens headset uses its transparent visor to offer users the illusion of objects in the real-world by overlaying digital information and graphical elements to a wearer’s surroundings.
Those privy to the exclusive experience of trying out the HoloLens would enter the “lab”, where Microsoft tech experts would fit the user with the infamous augmented reality headset.
As the game commenced, HoloLens wearers would walk through a hallway towards Halo objective points marked with diamond-shaped waypoints.
Gamers soon found themselves looking into a virtual window and seeing UNSC bases, ships and windows into space. They could visit custom-built command stations, interact with holograms of Halo 4’s Commander Sarah Palmer and get a glimpse of what the Halo 5 warzone would look like.
Though the environment itself looked exceptional, the HoloLens turned the whole experience into something spectacular. While wearers were virtually staring at a blank wall, the HoloLens was projecting graphical elements of soldiers and weaponry.
Interestingly, HoloLens wearers were able to look to the sides, much like a physical window, by leaning forward.
Of course, the HoloLens still has a long way to go until it can truly be used to its fullest in commercial settings. For one, most consumers cannot (and would not) go through the trouble of constructing Halo sets in their living rooms.
Other demonstrations included Projext X-Ray, where wearers could blast different robotic beasts they found using an X-ray device. What was truly impressive was being able to duck enemy lasers by ducking.
Microsoft banned photographing and videos during the conference. But hopefully, after E3 2015, more demos will be available to end-users.
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