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You Can Change the Future of HoloLens

Microsoft has just launched a new website where you and anyone else can submit ideas for the upcoming HoloLens, their upcoming augmented reality product. We’ve seen some pretty spiffy demos of the HoloLens in action, most notably the Minecraft Demo during last year’s E3. But the HoloLens is designed to do much more than games. There are slews of practical applications, like the ability for interactive teaching tools, advanced communication programs and even some spacey tools for astronauts.

Submitting your idea can result in an entire Microsoft team developing your app with your input throughout the process. The top three submissions will be up for a vote on Twitter to win this coveted prize.

Even if you don’t make it into the top three, you’ll get some feedback on your idea from the HoloLens community, and then when the source code is opened up to everyone (no date given) you’ll theoretically be able to make your app yourself.

You can submit an idea up until January 16. If you don’t have an idea, you can still go to the site and begin to vote on ideas or see what other people are proposing. At the time this story was written the most popular game-related ideas are a real world Cortana you could talk to just like in Halo, and a League of Legends Match Viewer that would let you see all the details of any games you’ve decided to watch.

But the best one by far, well in my opinion anyway, is a an idea for holographic board games, just like you see C3PO and Chewy playing in Star Wars! Come on, people! Let’s make this thing happen!

 

Nicole Tanner
Nicole has been lurking around the game industry for 14 years. She’s currently the Managing Editor of Pixelkin.org. Before that, she was an editor at IGN, where she launched and hosted the Girlfight podcast.
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Nicole Tanner
Nicole has been lurking around the game industry for 14 years. She's currently the Managing Editor of Pixelkin.org. Before that, she was an editor at IGN, where she launched and hosted the Girlfight podcast.

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