Microsoft and Niantic demo a HoloLens version of Pokémon Go

A prototype version of Pokémon Go on HoloLens. | Image: Niantic

Microsoft is launching its new Microsoft Mesh mixed reality platform today, and part of the announcement includes a brief demonstration of Pokémon Go running on the HoloLens 2 headset. Niantic has partnered with Microsoft to create this proof-of-concept version of Pokémon Go, demonstrating what might be possible for the game in the future.

The demo shows how HoloLens users could spot a Pokémon in the wild and feed it berries ahead of a typical gym battle with another player. There’s a menu that HoloLens users tap to access different parts of Pokémon Go, but Niantic stresses it’s not a dedicated app or ready for consumers yet.

“While this demo is not intended for consumer use, it offers an early glimpse into the future evolutions in both…

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