E3: Microsoft Unveils Minecraft for Hololens

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Last year, Microsoft acquired Minecraft for $2.5 Billion. Today at E3, Microsoft revealed a special version of Minecraft they’re building for HoloLens.

Lydia Winters from Mojang teamed up with Saxs Persson of Microsoft Studios to give the audience a live demo with “real, working code.”

To show how the Hololens will work alongside classic Minecraft gameplay, Lydia moved her character through a prefabbed world on a Surface tablet.

Saxs then took her world and put it on a table top center stage. The crowd went wild. Then he basically went into God Mode, guiding Lydia and manipulating her world. Looking inside buildings, zooming in and out, exposing hidden underground strongholds and sending her bolts of lightning from the heavens above with just his voice.

More on the HoloLens version of Minecraft will be revealed at MINECON, which will take place in London, July 4-5, 2015.

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