So a while back I wrote about Wii-R. A project I suspected was going on behind the scenes. Why wouldn't it? I mean Nintendo had built a VR universe unlike any other, they have controllers that are already VR friendly and function in 2D VR, and on top of it they have the ultimate "walk" controller in form of the Wii-Fit board.
But all of these thoughts were formed before the explosion of Pokemon Go.
The Augmented Reality (AR) game is being played by several million people worldwide as we speak. So I decided to try it, and like everyone else on the planet I was hooked! Big time!
But there was one thing that bothered me, A LOT!
I was at these wonderful places, in these cool environments and witnessing these adorably interesting creatures I was trying to catch at the same time. Having to stare at my phone while walking was not only a danger, it kind of ruins the feeling of being present in the game, or in my environment. I had to stop to do what I really wanted to accomplish while walking.
And then it hit me, like it has so many others (if you google AR + Glasses + Pokemon Go);. This would be much better if it was an AR experience more resembling Google Glass!
Being able to see ones environment and obstacles while still being in the game.
Without a doubt, this thought is probably being perfected in a Nintendo lab somewhere and within 3-5 years we will hold a par of Google Glass like glasses that will let us walk and play uninhibited.
Let's hope that dream comes true, because I'm pretty sure we'll have to add an ICD10 code for all the instances players crash in to each other and other objects, I've done it at least twice this week!