Microsoft HoloLens brings an Orc to life at Warcraft movie premiere

The Microsoft HoloLens augmented reality headset, combined with its Actiongram app, was used at this week's premiere of the Warcraft movie in Los Angeles to bring one of the film's Orcs to life.

As shown on the Legendary Twitter account, Warcraft actor Robert Kazinsky, who plays the Orc Orgrim in a motion capture performance, gets to fist bump with the "real" Orgrim via HoloLens and Actiongram, while Kazinsky's date Chloe Dykstra looks on.

Microsoft's Actiongram app for the HoloLens is currently in closed beta testing, and will allow users to create videos that mix real world and augmented reality objects. The app is expected to be released for all HoloLens owners later this year.

John Callaham