At the recent Windows 10 event in Redmond, Wash., Microsoft revealed the HoloLens augmented-reality headset and the Windows Holographic platform. The face-mounted computer is a wireless Windows 10 device that enables people to see virtual “holograms” in a 3D space, and Microsoft announced that games will benefit from the new device’s capabilities. The company went on to say that this is “the next PC,” which is something that Facebook is claiming about the Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset that its subsidiary Oculus VR is developing.
The HoloLens device creates an augmented-reality overlay that goes over your vision and can interact with objects around you. When it comes to gaming, Microsoft talked about dropping 3D models into your living room and turning that into a platforming game.