For now, it’s just a proof of concept.
Microgreenskit – Microsoft is unveiling its latest Microsoft Mesh mixed reality platform today, with a brief demonstration of Pokémon Go running on the HoloLens 2 headset as part of the launch. Niantic and Microsoft worked to develop this proof-of-concept version of Pokémon Go, showing what the game could become in the future.
The demo demonstrates how users of the HoloLens could spot a Pokémon in the wild and feed it berries before participating in a typical gym fight with another player. Users of the HoloLens can access various sections of Pokémon Go via a menu, but Niantic emphasizes that it is not yet a dedicated app or ready for consumers.
“While this demo is not intended for consumer use, it provides an early peek into potential tech and hardware evolutions,” says John Hanke, Niantic’s CEO and founder. “We’ve just scratched the surface on what’s possible. We expect the coming years to be full of significant milestones that will act as checkpoints on AR’s path to become a life-changing computing platform.”
As part of Microsoft’s Mesh launch, Hanke appeared on the company’s virtual Ignite stage today. Microsoft Mesh is a new mixed reality application for developers powered by Azure from the tech giant. It’s a collaborative platform that lets you share virtual experiences through a range of devices, and Microsoft hopes it will inspire developers to make more mixed reality games.