Pokémon Go has barely been out two weeks but if you’re already bored of the standard smartphone-based AR interface, there could be a new way to play – and it looks seriously awesome.
Let’s face it, the drain on your smartphone’s battery isn’t the only annoying thing about Pokémon Go. The fact that you have to get your phone out of your pocket to catch the next Rattata? Well, that’s nearly frustrating enough to help you focus on where you’re actually walking.
The augmented reality headset isn’t going to be available for a while — and at an estimated $3,000, many won’t be able afford one — but in the meantime, some developers have come up with a prototype that could work on HoloLens.
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App developers Koder released this video on YouTube showing a couple of different people gallivanting around California or somewhere else sunny using the headset. It also features waiting Pokémon grinding to the beat.
If you’ve got a couple of minutes going spare, watch it below and say goodbye to any semblance your had of a Pokémon-free future.
It took two ‘koders’ two days to put together the prototype but, with nearly 20,000 views already, it looks like their time and creativity may pay-off.
A quick search on Twitter also reveals that people have been playing around with their own versions, posting videos of what playing Pokémon Go using HoloLens would look like.
The game, developed by Niantic in partnership with Nintendo, now has an estimated 30 million users in 35 countries worldwide so far.
In other words, watch this space.
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