Microsoft is forging ahead with development of its augmented reality headset, the HoloLens, adding BioWare’s Casey Hudson, Project Director on Star Wars: Knight of the Old Republic and the Mass Effect trilogy, as Creative Director at Microsoft Studios, tasked with refining the company’s AR technology. Microsoft announced the news on the Xbox Wire site.
“As Creative Director at Microsoft Studios, my primary focus will be the creative direction of HoloLens Experiences. I am extremely passionate about the potential of this kind of technology, as anyone who’s talked with me over the last couple of years can attest,” Hudson said. “I feel that the work being done at Microsoft on mixed reality and holographic computing will have a tremendous impact on how all of us interact with technology in the coming years.”
“I was fortunate to try an early prototype of HoloLens before it was announced, and I was blown away by the technology and what it was already capable of,” Hudson continued. “Walking on Mars while sipping coffee in an office setting, Skyping with a friend who can draw on the walls of my environment, sculpting an object in 3D modeling software while a hologram of it sits on a table next to me […] These first experiences cemented my belief that holographic computing was where I needed to be.”
Hudson says that, in addition to the HoloLens, he will be working on “innovative new Xbox titles” as part of his role as Creative Director, while “driving a creative focus for Xbox and Windows gaming,” suggesting that Microsoft is seriously considering HoloLens integration with the Xbox One.
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