Satya Nadella Thinks Pokémon Go Would be Perfect With Hololens

By Tom Pritchard on at

Pokémon Go fever is spreading like wildfire, and it's only going to get worse now that the game is getting released in more countries (including the UK). It seems like everyone has an opinion on the game, and the latest person to chime in is Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. He thinks Pokémon Go would be go perfectly with Microsoft's Hololens headset.

Hololens might be a long way away from the hands of consumers, but he does kind of have a point. The headset does rely on augmented reality, something that Pokémon Go is utilising to great success.

Imagine playing a version of the game that wouldn't rely so heavily on your phone. You could actually see the pokémon in front of your eyes in the real world.

Of course there are some downsides here. You'd still some sort of controller to be able to do anything, and the map screen from the current iteration of the game wouldn't translate all that well. Plus there's the issue of Hololens's battery life, which only lasts two and half to five hours depending on use. Pokémon Go is a notorious battery hog, so that would be an issue.

Plus you'd have to wear that big-ass headset out in the real world. You might as well just wear a sign that says "please mug me".

It's definitely an interesting prospect, though, even if it the game would need a lot of refinement to work on Hololens. Right now, though, Nadella doesn't feel Pokémon Go is missing out by not being available on Hololens right now.

He didn't mention anything about the game not being on Windows, though. There are definitely a few disgruntled mobile users who want to be able to play. [CNBC via Slashgear]