Is Microsoft prepping a pair of augmented reality spectacles for use with the patent application.? It would seem so, according to a
The application details multiplayer gameplay using a "head-mounted display device". It'll layer virtual reality onto actual reality, so you could start sword fighting with a pal in the same room, say. Better clear your aunt's Ming vases out of the way first, mind.
According to the patent, the augmented reality specs receive "eye-tracking information, depth information, facial recognition information, potential player head-mounted display device information, and/or potential player voice data". Once both players have signed in, it's game on. The device will even calculate how much room you've got, and suggest a suitable game based on your surroundings. Neat.
This isn't the first we've heard about potential spectacles for the Xbox. Last year, a , spilling the beans on some of Microsoft's plans for its gaming goliath. The glasses were called Project Fortaleza in the document, and would work over Wi-Fi or 4G to bring augmented reality to play.
High-tech specs are in the spotlight thanks to. And augmented reality could really change the way we play games. Just look at the Oculus Rift. It can make you think you're walking along a slither of concrete between two skyscrapers. Which is pretty hair-raising, .
The Oculus Rift can also simulate what it's like to. It's all a far cry from Mario and Luigi.
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