It’s time again for the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo known as E3 for short. The annual expo will be running June 15-18, and you can check it out at E3 2015. This is the place to unveil the latest in games and gaming technologies.
HoloLens demo of a Minecraft world
Microsoft put on a demo of their HoloLens technology to show what it can do with the popular sandbox game Minecraft. The demo happened only yesterday, and I think it best to offer you a video that will do a better job of explaining.
Apparently, you can run around with your friends in this dynamic virtual world that is also being represented in your real home.
Microsoft promises to have more information by the July Minecon. It all make me wonder if the purchase of Minecraft by Microsoft was in part that Minecraft is ideally suited for use with HoloLens.
HoloLens is not only about Minecraft, the technology suggests possibilities far beyond gaming. This brings virtual into the physical world and allows people to then interact or modify objects. Apparently a 3D print design can also be made into a hologram.
I can only imagine how helpful this would be for engineers, architects and interior designers.
Want to really see what some furniture would look like in your space? HoloLens can show you, or will show you as it is not quite ready for public use. It is also tied into Windows 10 which should be available this July 29.
Take a look at the Microsoft HoloLens website, which I might add is quite polished and effective in giving one a sense of the possibilities.
First the Apple watch and now this! Times are a changing, or rather, devices are a changing.
Every year we look forward to the E3 Expo which is the premiere event for entertainment and gaming enthusiasts. E3 has been around since 1995 and today it stands for “Electronic Entertainment Expo”, thus E3. If a multimedia tech company has anything of interest to promote to the world this is the place to do it. E3 will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center which is where it is usually held. Expect to see a whole lot of new games and hardware to match. I expect the new Sony PS4 and Microsoft XBox One to be fully present. Wii perhaps, we shall see.
If you have been observing the latest trends it is clear that consoles are not just for gaming anymore and have not been for some time. They are expanding as entertainment and communication centers.
Over 208 event Exhibitors presenting new wares, it should be exciting. There should be some Educational Technology developments to watch out for too. I’ll be checking on that…
One of these days I am going to go. Maybe… 😀
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 12:00PM – 6:00PM
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Thursday, June 13, 2013 10:00AM – 5:00PM