Here’s how watching sport with Microsoft’s HoloLens could look
Microsoft has released a video outlining its vision for the future of sports on television using its new HoloLens device, and the results are breathtaking.
“The Future of Football: How Technology Could Shape the Next 50 Years of the Game” was originally shared yesterday at the Super Bowl 50 panel discussion. In the video, the Superbowl is projected beyond the confines of the television onto the entire wall, and also displays player and team statistics on the coffee table. Both real players and key moment replays could be projected through high-definition 3D displays, allowing viewers the ability to experience the game from all angles.
The Microsoft HoloLens claims to be “the first fully untethered, holographic computer, enabling high-definition holograms to integrate with your world”. It is another step in the path of virtual reality, augmenting real life with realistic 3D holograms. It will cost a whopping $3000, which is about the same price as a seat at the 2016 Superbowl. Which would you prefer?
It is important to note that this concept video offers only an example of what could be possible from the new device, with industry testers suggesting the HoloLens prototypes are currently far from the capabilities suggested in the concept video. But as a taster for what is to come, we are incredibly excited.
Check out the concept video here:
Superbowl coverage begins at 10.50pm on BBC Two and 10pm on Sky Sports 1 on Sunday, February 7. Kick off is at 11.30pm.