Pokemon Go On Microsoft Hololens!
Looks like Pokemon GO is really going to push acceptance of AR. A team of developers with a Hololens dev kit were able to create a demo showcasing Pokemon GO as a Hololens App.
David Robustelli, Head of Digital at CapitolaVR posted the above video and had this to say.
"We were actually amazed how easy it is to launch an app for this device and create and optimize the mechanics and interaction. The build was created in Unity with the HoloLens SDK"
"For now the Pokémon are randomly generated within a mapped environment. We are now focusing on how to use different gestures for specific interactions. For example, like opening your inventory or activating your map and zooming in and tilting your map. The thing is there is a huge amount of possibilities that are unexplored and which could work for games like these. A more challenging thing is how to access the Google Maps API and enabling it within a running app. But I’m sure that in the upcoming years when more and more people are developing for this hardware also more things will be standard to use in tools and apps.
Right now this is an unofficial port but with the success of Pokeomon Go to evangelize AR, I am sure Capitola VR will have some holo eyes looking at them, perhaps from Niantic, Google, Microsoft, or Nintendo.