Apparently not everyone loves Pokémon GO the same way many of us do. Shockingly—like a lightning bolt from Pikachu—some have even gone as far as saying they’re underwhelmed by the mobile app’s battle system. This sentiment lead Gold Team Productions to create real-freakin’-life Pokémon battles using the HoloLens. Feast your eyes on the epic pre-alpha footage of a Charmander facing a Blastoise (via Generalkidd) above. (I don’t know which trainer would irresponsibly let their Charmander face a beefed up Blastoise, but that’s a conversation for another time.)
Dreams do come true, folks. At the moment, the build works both indoor and outdoors, with the voice commands working best in the former. The game is looking good, considering this is pre-alpha footage. Here’s another look at an outdoors test, this time featuring Charizard and Rayquaza competing in an intense staring contest:
This could obviously become something really interesting. Funnily enough, the project was meant to test a Yu-Gi-Oh game, which would also be pretty damn cool. At the moment the HoloLens is being marketed (and priced) as a piece of tech for professionals, but something like this could sell the general public on Microsoft’s goofy headset. You can check out the Gold Team Productions Facebook page for updates on this project.
Would you buy a HoloLense for a Pokémon game? Who are we kidding, of course you would! In that case, what features would you like to make the final build? Would this literally halt all productivity in the world? What would your go-to monster be? Let us know in the comments below!
Featured Image: The Pokémon Company