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Video: This is the HoloLens Minecraft demo that just blew everyone’s minds at E3

Published Jun 15th, 2015 3:16PM EDT
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Warning: If you’re a fan of video games — even a casual gaming fan — we’re not sure there is anything that can prepare you for how insanely awesome the demo video you’re about to watch is.

Microsoft held its huge press event at the annual E3 conference earlier today, and there were several highlights from the show. First and foremost, the company announced that the Xbox One will be backward compatible with Xbox 360 games before the holidays this year. That was enough to make Xbox fans positively giddy, but Microsoft was only getting started.

There’s plenty to be excited about from Microsoft’s E3 2015 event, but there was one demo in particular that riled the audience up more than anything else: Minecraft for Microsoft’s HoloLens.

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Microsoft’s $2.5 billion Minecraft acquisition seemed to confuse some people at first, despite the fact that the game is still wildly popular. If you were on the fence about it though, there’s only one video you need to watch to be convinced.

Minecraft. HoloLens. Ahhhhh!

HoloLens, for those who somehow don’t yet know, is a headset in development at Microsoft that augments reality to move a computer’s interface off of a monitor and into the user’s surroundings. So far, it looks absolutely incredible. But HoloLens isn’t just for computing — gaming will also be a big part of the experience, and Minecraft gives us a very good idea of how phenomenally cool it’s going to be.

A video showing the full demo is embedded below.

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