It looks like Microsoft is finally going to live up to its promise to turn Minecraft into Augmented Reality, as suggested by a HoloLens demo in 2015, a HoloLens experience. On Monday, in conjunction with Build 2019, Microsoft shared a teaser video that allowed players to catch a glimpse of what awaited them while remaining cryptic, earning their status as a teaser.
Judging by the video, it seems like Microsoft is working to provide an experience that allows players to counter the game's trademark in augmented reality and interact with them through similar actions using the familiar pictogram Menu appears on the screen.
However, there are so many questions that have not been answered! Is this full-fledged Minecraft in AR? Or does it follow the Pokémon GO formula of Niantic? Will it be integrated with Xbox Live? Could not the prop department find a new smartphone for a video other than a Samsung Galaxy S from the days of physical home keys? Unfortunately, the rest of the details will be revealed during a livestream on May 17.
Although Minecraft feels that its AR debut is on mobile devices instead of HoloLens, that's actually Microsoft's recent business practices.
Although the company will continue to support Windows 10 Mobile until December 10, 2019, the truth is the company has the white one Flag of his mobile operating system and his ecosystem set long ago for the release of mobile apps on iOS and Android.
This approach has been extended to augmented reality apps as two of its Enterprise AR apps will find their way for iOS and Android this year.
Considering the fact that Microsoft HoloLens 2 is fully positioned as a business machine rather than as a consumer toy, it is reasonable to assume that Minecraft may not have found its way to AR another two or three years when the HoloLens Product cycles from Microsoft.
Minecraft AR on mobile devices may not be the experience that AR gamers deserve, but it's the one they need now. So we will turn on May 17.