Microsoft HoloLens may in the future handle streaming games from the Xbox One, but in the network a video has appeared by Varuna Mani, project manager at Microsoft who was working on augmented reality glasses and he has presented an action with new feature.

Microsoft’s HoloLens can stream Halo 5: Guardians from an Xbox One


Now few people see HoloLens as a threat to VR devices on the market of computer games. The equipment allows you to play a slightly different type, and shown so far from the demos rather not have done too much experience. It may, however, prove that we can use HoloLens for playing Xbox one titles, as shown in the above video.

As you can see, the show lasts a short time, but enough to leave us wanting more, and that is just a small sample of the potential behind these glasses would be launched in early 2016 at a price that could be around the 3,000 US dollars. Obviously, these glasses will also be compatible with a PC, so near future we will be possible to play any game without having a monitor connected to the computer.

Microsoft has not revealed the official technical details of HoloLens, but according to sources the gadget is equipped with Intel Cherry Trail SoC which is manufactured in 14nm process node, which was previously announced by the manufacturer at the exhibition CES 2015.

Intel Cherry Trail – a 14-nm chip is the successor of the Intel Bay Trail. The new SoCs are equipped with cores CPU Airmont (heirs Silvermont) and more powerful next-generation graphics (supports OpenGL 4.2, OpenCL 1.2, OpenGL ES 3.0 and DirectX 11.1, as well as video encoding at 1080p at 60 frames / s).

Microsoft HoloLens success largely depends on the possibility of gesture recognition. Intel has implemented support for some of these features in Cherry Trail, but HPU, obviously, is a separate hardware chip for processing “holograms” (special hardware accelerator optimized for this kind of calculation).