I Played Minecraft With Microsoft's HoloLens, And It Was Pretty AwesomeSean Hollister6/20/15 1:20pmFiled to: hololensmicrosoftvrarmixed realityvirtual realityaugmented realitywearablesprototypeheadsetse3 201513241EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkGIF When Microsoft said you’d be able to make Minecraft worlds appear in your living room with its new HoloLens headset, perhaps you squealed in glee. Or perhaps you wrote it off as smoke and mirrors—not reality. Guess what? I just played it. Everything you saw on stage is real. AdvertisementSee this?It exists. I played an actual build of actual Minecraft on the HoloLens, and it looked like that. The same Minecraft world, even.Okay, now for the caveats: real doesn’t mean “perfect” or “comfortable.” The HoloLens prototype headset is still exactly how I described it about a month ago. It’s a sleek, futuristic looking headband that you pull over your noggin like a baseball cap, then cinch up against the base of your skull. It’s a little bit front-heavy, and you see some weird ghostly rainbowing effects in the corners of your vision.