Niantic has shown off what the future of Pokémon Go might look like during the Microsoft Ignite 2021 event. A proof-of-concept demonstration video shares a quick glimpse of how you could interact with Pokémon using an AR (or augmented reality) HoloLens headset.
In the short demo video, you can see a trainer wearing the HoloLens 2 headset, feeding berries to his Pikachu out in the wild, before entering a battle against another trainer with an Eevee.
We’re likely still a few years away from experiencing Pokémon using an AR headset, but the video nevertheless puts forward a tantalising vision of things to come. You can find a detailed blog post over on Niantic’s official site, and the proof-of-concept video is available below. Needless to say, we’re very excited to see what the future of Pokémon Go has in store for us.
We’re thrilled to collaborate with @microsoft & @hololens on new experiences that will weave together the digital and physical world. Check out this proof-of-concept demo, built on our planet-scale platform, and the amazing possibilities that could await. https://t.co/ig0bQUIQ8b pic.twitter.com/gGk5djVayC
— Niantic, Inc. (@NianticLabs) March 2, 2021
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