Video: Pokémon Battle in the Backyard with HoloLens Concept
Regular HoloLens developer and YouTuber Sky Zhou, a founding member of mixed reality studio Matrix Inception, has done it again. With an Xbox One controller in hand, watch as he makes these Pokémon battle it out Smash Brothers-style in his HoloLens app.
I asked Zhou via Twitter if he's going to release the game code, and he said, "I am not ready to release for GitHub yet, but maybe I can do some DIY videos," so keep an eye out for that.
Watching the video, you can see Sky can control both characters using a voice command to switch the active character. Great leveraging of the technology there. His Squirtle and Pikachu characters can jump all over the yard, making great use of the HoloLens' spatial mapping, even in this outdoor area.
He has been pretty prolific with his video releases but also recently released a HoloLens-specific keyboard to the Asset store, which is being used in one of the projects I am working on.
I have never been a big Smash Brothers player, my brother and sister are huge fans. That being said, I would find myself playing a lot if it was in the real world like this! Nintendo needs to take note.