Have you ever played Mass Effect? It is a game developed in 2007 by BioWare for Microsoft Xbox 360 and in 2008 by Demiurge Studios for the Microsoft Windows pc release (in 2012 came even the PlayStation3 version). Franchisee consists of three chapters and allows players to live the adventures of commander Shepard, a soldier that in 2,183 explore the galaxy on a spaceship, called Normandy. Mix between an RPG and a TPS (third person shooting), Mass Effect project was directed by Casey Hudson, now moved to in Microsoft with the role of creative director of Microsoft Game Studios.
This is a position which will bring Casey to develop both new titles for the Xbox console, both HoloLens as stated an official note of Microsoft. Casey wil report to Kudo Tsunoda, already creator of the Kinect project, named last March to oversee the development of Microsoft Studios. The feeling is that Redmond wants to speed up implementation of the HoloLens project and integrate quickly in its portfolio of games, as indeed seem willing to do Sony with its Project Morpheus (which together with the Oculus Rift and Verge viewers and the same Microsoft HoloLens will split the 3D viewers market at least in the initial stages).
Casey himself explained to believe 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”. “Walking on Mars while sipping coffee in an office setting, Skyping with a friend who can draw on the walls of my environment” concluded Casey: “There’s no end to the potential of this technology, and I look forward to being able to influence the full-spectrum experience on HoloLens, from hardware to OS, to applications and games”.
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