Ahead of Super Bowl 50, Microsoft have released a video showing how we might watch the NFL final in the future. Using Microsoft’s augmented reality visor, the HoloLens, friends at a Super Bowl party watch the Big Game as projections that extend beyond your average flatscreen, with accompanying displays, player stats and instant replays appearing on a coffee table.
At one point, a hologram of Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch bursts through the wall Kool-Aid Man-style, further showing off the new level of interaction HoloLens hopes to offer, as well as hinting at the wider, multi-angled field of view 3D video might offer.
However, there is a glaring omissions from Microsoft’s vision of a HoloLens Super Bowl blowout: where is the spectacle of the half-time show? Microsoft have missed a trick by not including a hologram of Left Shark’s out-of-time dancing front-and-centre.
The HoloLens Development Edition is available to preorder now for $3,000 (around £2,080), with shipping in the US and Canada in Q1 this year.