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Over-hype expert Peter Molyneux warns Microsoft not to do the same for HoloLens

Famed game designer, and former Microsoft executive, Peter Molyneux has offered his own opinions on the recently revealed Microsoft HoloLens holographic headset, stating that the company should be careful not to over-promise the capabilities of the device. Ironically, Molyneux has had a long history of doing that very same thing with many of his games.

Microsoft HoloLens was the biggest surprise that came out of the company's Windows 10 press event earlier this week. However, it's been in development for several years. Even though Molyneux left Microsoft in 2012 to start his current game studio 22Cans, he told GamesIndustry.biz that he saw an early version of HoloLens before he departed. He stated:

"It is, I have to say a magical experience, seeing these objects in the real world. The problem I think is to make it feel like it is in the real world and not projected into your eye. I think it's, for me, more exciting than even VR but it shares a similar problem as VR does and that is: what is the application going to be?"

Microsoft HoloLens

Molyneux himself has been accused of over-hyping many of the games he helped to create, particularly Black and White and Fable, both of which didn't ship with many of the features that he promised in pre-release previews and interviews.

Molyneux admits that personally he will be "first in the queue" to get his hands on the hardware. However, he believes that for the technology to succeed, Microsoft must invest as much time and money in the software as they are apparently doing for the hardware. He stated:

"If you look at the cases where technology has worked well - touch is one of those, and Wii Sports and motion control; Nintendo didn't introduce motion control until they had Wii Sports. You weren't just playing a few demos. I just hope that for the Holo stuff that they really choose an application and make that sing. That is what transforms a piece of tech from awe inspiring gadget that you try a few times and show off to friends into something that you use as part of your life, and that's really what we want technology to be."

Source: GamesIndustry.biz

140 Comments
  • Seems over-hyped
  • Seems hyper
  • Seems hyper-v
  • Well he seems to be a well wisher... And has some positive inputs,..
  • Why didn't they call it Halolens? Cortana. Spartan. Hello... Fine, I will. Halolens is awesome, and hope there are successful software applications.
  • The you disregard the very reason for the name HOLOGRAM. BTW, it is not a software but a device.
  • Just scratch off the o and make it an a. If you want something done, do it yourself.
  • Hololens make google glass nothing
  • I don't know. Every article I've seen so far seems to be Microsoft going out of their way to emphasize this is a work in progress. All of the use cases they've shown are things they have actually got working. I'm not sure it is Microsoft overhyping it. The media seemed to have latched on to this Microsoft-designed product and love it. (there's a sentence I never thought I'd write)
  • Did you past the headline? Not trying to bash you or anything. The old fart has a point. From what I have seen the HoloLens looks like an over-hyped novelty toy. I'm over exaggerating, however, Microsoft needs to separate novelties from practicality and make the HoloLens an influential and revolutionary device. The demos make the HoloLens unattractive for me as a consumer. Would be interesting to demo the product, but I doubt I would buy it based solely on their demonstrations. Ultimately make HoloLens a necessity, find a purpose. I don't want to see something so promising ending as a dead in the water niche novelty.
  • Yes, I always read the entire article before commenting. I still think Microsoft is not the one overhyping this. They have brought up a few use cases and shown they work. The Wired's exclusive look into HoloLens starts with the project manager being nervous about the entire thing. Almost as if he's trying hard to not get anyone's hopes up. The media seem to be the ones pushing this beyond hype. That being said, I still think this device will be far more popular in the enterprise setting than the consumer setting. The price is probably going to be the reason is stays in the enterprise setting for a while.  I have come up with several idea on how HoloLens could be used and none of them are in the consumer space. Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if that is why Microsoft introduced it last. After Windows 10. After Xbox. After Surface Hub 84. They seem to be treating it like they did the Band. The only difference being HoloLens couldn't be easily explained in a late-night press release like the Band could. It had to be shown.
  • ​@Yazen Did you actually read what he wrote?!! You can't bash him even if you tried because he was actually the voice of moderation in his comment. But maybe what you really want to do is bash Microsoft? And just because you're not interested and find it unattractive does not mean it therefore is. It's your opinion and I can respect that but other people have different views from you. I find it very attractive and for one, can make gaming even more exciting. But I also believe it can be very useful to medical science and industrial design. I'm sure other uses will evolved in time.
  • MS hasn't over-hyped it.  It was only mentioned at the end of morning event by the guy saying "...just one more thing" and then this.  Holographics just opened up a new category of computing.  The new applications will be depended on the developers' imagination.  I see there are great potentials in the education, industrial, commercial, entertainment and gaming areas.  With the announcement of HoloLens, MS is cool again.  All of sudden, Apple becomes a boring company and the Windows 7 holdouts become aged and behind.  :-)
  • Wasn't it him that overhyped the Kinect with a piece of software called Milo too?
  • Milo was never released so to be fair it doesn't count :)
  • He made it seem Milo was imminently being released, then the next year it was tweaked and then it never came up again
  • Milo was clearly labeled as a product vision. Furthermore, almost everything shown in the Milo demo has now come to fruition in some form either with Kinect 2 or Cortana.
  • Its gunna be over hyped anyways
  • I don't think MS is overhyping it at all.   They showed the press a demo and they ran with it.  The hype come from that is works and works well.  
  • Indeed. Also, MS probably wanted to announce it now given that 1) some rumors had started floating around - it was bound to "leak" more in one way or the other 2) they wanted to be well out of the gates before the Google backed start up has something ready.
  • Plus by announcing it early it gives developers a chance to get on board, and develop exactly the kind of applications this guy is suggesting this platform is going to need.
  • Over-hype expert... Sounds not a compliment.
  • I was surprised to see that HoloLens was the big news during this last MSFT event. I felt like I was one of the few that were not completely impressed, because I didn't see an everyday, general public, application for it. It is nice, no doubt about it, but I was more excited about all the XboxOne news.
  • Come in now, it was hard not to be impress by that. That shit was amazing!!!!
  • I can envision using it for a our customers to get a virtually walk through of our product in thier plant or factory before we install it.
  • Yes, it certainly has good applications in such kind of things. Also in museums. I work on a natural history museum. It would be nice if visitors could take one of those things and see dinosaurs, ancient emperors, and all other nice stuff, moving around them, presenting the museum and showing a lot more things. Visitors could interact with the objects, see how they work, etc. But for personal use, I think it will be more like a gimmick toy...
  • ^^This is a great idea
  • You see no everyday use for it. Well just imagine resident evil on it they could make a fake gun that works with the hololens and you could walk around and kill zombie's all over your house or yard even your city it would be more realistic the any other gaming experience ever. The possibility is endless a call of duty were your fighting nazis or terrorist in you hometown think about it way more impressive then VR cuz it uses the real world environment not a rendered one.you may not see its everyday uses but me and alot of people can so just imagine playing halo on it you walking through your back yard and out pops an enemy your blow there head off and continue on. It will change the way games are played. Just think about it.
  • Why don't I have a House of the Dead arcade then? Practical, meaningful applications.
    Not something you put on your head a handful of times in the week. HoloLens has great potential. Should not be watered down with novelty applications.
  • ​Didn't you say you don't want it to be a niche product?!! And yet you want to limit its use, which is a great formula for making it a niche product. Just because it might be used for gaming (and I dare say it WILL be used in gaming and will be popular as a gaming gadget), it doesn't mean to say it can't be applied to some other uses, like in medical science or industrial design, or architectural design, or in teaching sciences, etc.
  • Same here. At this point I already feel it is being over-hyped by the media.
    Boosting expectations and failing to provide meaningful applications is a recipe for disappointment.
  • ​Ah yes, I can feel how you, in reality, want this to be "dead in the water" with your negativism. I guess if Microsoft has "friends" like you, who needs enemies.
  • The first thing I thought was "I can get myself any number of virtual screens I like!" As a developer I ALT+Tab too much, which is distracting. As a streamer I need to have game window, streaming app and chat to be in the field of view, which is also distracting. Having those Windows 10 desktops mapped into virtual screens around me will boost my productivity. Not to say it will look insanely futuristic for people around me.
  • Lets just wait and see how it goes.
  • I dont think its gonna be a thing that people can't live without till they get it down to the size of an average pair of glasses or in contact lens form. Im happy MS has got the ball rolling early to develop a platform and investigate possible applications for a device like this.
  • I disagree. Not everyone would want the constant connection via something like contact lenses (not to mention there are a good chunk of people who are uncomfortable with contacts) and the current size allows it to work for people with existing eyeglasses.
  • This is not something you would wear around outside. In office/home use.
  • Err. I don't think this is intended to be wearable devices though. The one they show at the presentation already quite compact considering all computation power and battery they need to get that thing work. Unless you want to wear it outside, that size should do just fine.
  • Regardless of his over-hyper fame the man makes a lot of sense. It doesn't sound like issues Microsoft haven't considered already though.
  • Still difficult to convince consumers to buy a 300 Euro device for Skype. Aside of it being awesome for a select group, the majority will be ok with using Skype on their mobile, surface or PC. Therefore I think it definitely needs a killer app for the masses. Games is probably a good place to start. 300 Euro is relatively acceptable if 10 HL games are launched simultaneously with the headset. A large enough base is needed before a significant number of developers put their resources in.
  • He seems jealous to me.... Sometime it s best to shut up.
  • He probably regrets leaving Microsoft.
  • I doubt it. He wants to get things done not fight against the big complex slow company that is Microsoft.
  • It does not matter if he overhypes or not. The Microsoft's perennial problem is that their software is inferior to their hardware and there are unfinished and malfunctioning options in practically every program. I can name some starting with Skype and ending with venerable MS Paint. I hope Holo does not go that way.
  • Eh ??? You are totally wrong....
  • And I think Microsoft is well known for its software in general. It's been only a while since Microsoft actually began doing hardware.
  • And apple and google and all the other software companies do not?! Idgit
  • You could not be further off the mark here!
  • There is not one single piece of perfect software on the planet, regardless of which company you are talking about. Hardware will always outstrip software because they are two different beasts even though they rely on each other.
  • Calculator is perfect.
  • Notepad rocks!
  • Notepad has many flaws, such as the inability to search for text in multiple directions, search and replace text, search for multiple terms or wildcards, and often breaks lines when Word Wrap is on, causing all sorts of problems with programming code.
  • Yeah, I hate that word wrap issue. Another thing that got me recently was copying and pasting what I thought were hyphens from MS Word to Notepad for use in a script. Those weren't hyphens after all...
  • User error
  • Lol, I suppose you're right...
  • No, it's not. Same operation can result two different values on two different calculators, for example.
  • Skype and MS Paint? Those are your examples, really? Skype was a 3rd party just recently purchased. Its not even Microsoft's code. And MS Paint is just freeware on Windows like Solitaire.
    Using those examples just destroyed any credibility you had (not much anyways).
  • Lol. Either a troll or completely lost reality.
  • I won't be too impressed with the HoloLens until I know the price. If it retails for £200-500 then it's awesome. If it's £3000, then I can't see it being successful beyond the business sector (and a very small segment of the business sector, mind).
  • To say, "What's the application?" Seems very short sighted. What's the application of a tablet, or a PC. The application is not MSFTs responsibility...its up to devs and users to determine that. This is a new product class. It's kind of a big deal. I'd their demo got people drooling, it's because it's pretty amazing stuff!
  • Second that.
  • I disagree. MS has to launch a "killer app" with it (or partner with others to do so) for it to succeed. I'm positive they know this and will deliver. Exciting times ahead!
  • Microsoft of old does have a problem with over promising and under delivering. Longhorn, Kinect and even the ability to interact with Xbox games from our phone. I hope the new Microsoft learns to focus and get things to the finish line. Based on the reviews, the technology works and is amazing, but I think the article is right in questioning the ability to make it popular.
  • I thought the Kinect was great. And judging by the rate at which it sold, I'd say I'm not far off the mark. You'll have to be more specific.
  • The problem is always the internal wrangle between the marketing department, beancouters and development. The engineers always need more time, the beancounters want to release it now and the marketing department wants everything done now.
  • Simple. Porn industry will make hololens Best Selling Device of all time!
  • That's one potential goldmine. Porn made internet commerce what it is today.
  • Seriously, this has so much potential it's ridiculous. I know MS doesn't endorse this sort of stuff with their tech, but why not cut a deal with the industry and let those devs do what they want. It could be lucrative!
  • The headline is hilarious enough.
  • Sometimes it's people that make things over hyped!
  • that guy shoudl warn apple. instead Microsoft
  • Omg that is so true
  • Apple doesn't have the talent to release anything like this. I got $10 that says they buy some company with similar tech within 3 months.
  • That pretty much nails it.
  • Lol, apple's hype its typically overshadowed by the media masturbating over anything they release.
  • The HoloLens better not be "way too expensive" because if they did that, not many people will buy it. If they put it into the £200-£350 range, then it will be a major seller and I will be happy with that.
  • Well it ain't gonna be cheap that's for sure, but will get cheaper over time.    Google Glass was freaking $1500!
  • Google doesn't know how to sell a product. They only know selling ads and user data.
  • How much is ​the top end iPhone? This has much more in the hardware department cost-wise, so why would it be possible to sell it for that much less? Furthermore, the software development costs will be spread out over far fewer devices, so that would dictate a higher cost also. Be realistic. $1000 would be a logical lowest possible start price.
  • But consider this, how much people will be prepared to hand out $1000? Hmm? Think that over.
  • How many people buy the 128gb iPhone 6 plus for $950? Quite a few worldwide. It has 6 cameras, two high-resolution specialty screens, 3 processors, etc. I know quite a few people who would buy it at that price. Businesses would gobble it up if useful software was widely available.
  • I would drop $2-3k on this without blinking. If it were $4k, I would hesitate and then find a way to justify it anyway. If it were under $2k, I'd buy one for everyone in my home.
  • I want to live in your home. Where do I apply?
  • Haha
  • I will concede that the device to human ratio is a little ridiculous. I justify it by saying that my wife and daughter are my beta testers. It's actually a little painful to introduce them to new tech but they "suffer" through it because they love me.
  • I would do the exact same, I would be hesitant at first and may wait till promising software from third parties would come.
  • Nothing to lose in my opinion.
    I say hype it all the way! Whether they deliver at the hype level or not is an independent matter as far as I'm concerned. Under-hyping never justifies an underwhelming product anyways. The product ends up speaking for itself, hype certainly doesn't affect device performance does it?
  • Well, had to read the title thrice just to make sure it wasn't a compliment. His tone sounded more challenging than inspiring or a warning. Maybe its just me, lol! Anyway, Microsoft knows what it's doing. They won't, of course, showcase a concept to the crowd without having future plans about its applications, implementation and conclusion unless they totally drop the idea (that would be a whole different case which I know they won't).
  • So he saw a prototype from three years ago and says it's not that useful? Maybe he's got a point about the size but I can definitely see real world application for architects and engineers. Who knows what other cool stuff devs will come up with.
  • i believe anything that is new and never seen before will always have a over-hype to it simply because it hasn't been done before. to me the over-hype for this product would be the person who can think of other possibilites that they think this device can do (imagination). wether MS follows through on this product or not once again they have set a standard and/or a new look at a type of VR, and if they cant give it that spit shine everyone wants maybe someone else can. some places thought when MS brought out the Surface Models that it wouldnt catch on but look at what the industry is doing now, if people dont think MS capitalized on their product it sure did spark others to do more and/or better. i will still give credit to MS even if they cant follow through because they were able to introduce something never seen before.
  • That was the purpose of Surface. The OEMs had derlivered utter garbage for so long that MS did the surface to lioght a fire under them; it worked!
  • Yep, gotta agree that Surface practically rejuvenated the PC scene! Kudos to MS for that strategy, action always speaks louder than words!
  • All the HoloLens needs is an interactive Cortana.  BOOM! Mic Drop!!
  • Oh hell yeah! That would mean SERIOUS cash!
  • Oh, make Cortana appear as in the Halo games for the HoloLens. That would make people want it badly!
  • Even if initial consumer adoption is weak the professional applications can drive development and bring costs down later.
  • Correct. This will be an immediate hit for business.
  • Sadly wii sports is the wrong example loz:tp while the controls on wii not as polished is what sold wii
  • Nah!  Wii sports worked and was a perfect show case.  Wii was everywhere including bars at it's peak.  People loved it and it sold well.  Kinect never ever had a killer app or game thus it failed.  I mean it sold well on concept, but that's about it.  Sadly...
  • That is true with kinect forcing people to buy it just to get one achievement in say fm4(dont think turn 10 continued that trend in succeeding fm games) wasn't the smartest move
  • Let's be honest here. Microsoft havent even begun to Hype this thing up yet. All they did was show'd a video and a demo. All the hype so far comes from all the tech blogs whomare usually Microsoft detractors, and anybody who saw it and used it in action. I think however when compared with Kinect this has a better chance of sucess due to the fact that they are not implementing something that primarily uses a new and rough arounf interaction like voice and motion control. you can use your mouse, or any object to act as an achor for thw objects you are interacting with. There is also a specific OS that's coming along with it. For me, and maybe this is a bias to the field I'm in, the killer app would be BIM - Building information Modelling. Being able to walk through a Revit model and skype a client or manibulate a model by hand is heaven sent. Especially since older clients have difficulty visualizing things in 3D, even with renders. So Peter is half right, but Microsoft knows a killer app is needed. Kinect had dance central, the xbox had Halo, I'm thinking this  would need a killer app for each user market. So a combination between Minecraft and Project Spark for gamers, Skype for business and BIM and 3D printing for designers and a 3D avatar of Cortana for Consumers.
  • I think there does need to be a distinction here between the consumer space and the business market. Personally, I'm struggling to see how a device like this, with the coding time required, would end up being something that is in every person's home. I think the price will be well over £1000 in the UK. This is where the hype could easily be a problem because the cost means no take up by consumers, and no market means a lack of developer interest. We'll wait and see, but if it was affordable I would go for one! The business market - easy pickings and it would take something really bad to happen for it to not be successful in my view. Take one example: It's your first day at <insert car manufacturer here> and you're primary role on the production line is to build engines. You're given a HoloLens, and it gives you step by step instructions on how to assemble each part, with torque settings etc. - You can say "done" and it moves onto the next step. - Because the particular engine has the same parts as the next one, you could probably get the HoloLens to recognise each part on a table and have some kind of context about what the part is, and therefore what kind of order it is going to be assembled. - Any parts missing, and it registers an alarm to a QA specialist. - You don't know how to assemble something? Call a boss and he can see what you're doing and he can draw arrows and what not. - Record what you're doing and make training videos, and time how long it takes to perform a particular task Basically any application that involves assembling something complex would have an application here I think. The training cost reductions are worth the price of a couple of HoloLenses straight away, even if they're £1500 each. Not to mention all the designers out there and hundreds of other applications I can think of where it'd be useful.
  • How much was the first IPAD.  I paid close to $1000 and didn't even blink.  This has much more cutting edge tech inside of it. 
  • That's true and I agree - if the apps are then people will pay. Apple Products, just like many others, will sell in droves despite the price. The other side to this is though, that iPad's and what not have many many uses and consumers justify that cost based on let's say, an iPad is a business tool, a media device, an eReader, a games machine and a few other things. If a HoloLens isn't lots of things as well (Which depends on apps and/or game support) then it's just not going to get the sales figures because your typical consumer can't see the "what else can it do?" factor. I Still want one though :D
  • But the IPAD is used in business.  It's all over business.  I see it daily keyboard and a ipad.  Apple didn't expect that, but developers made it happen.  You never know what it will become. Hell, Apple never planned for the App store.  They released the phone and didn't have a clue how bigs apps would be.  
  • Yes, iPad is used in business but those are VERY limited use cases. They definitely picked up alot of the POS market.
  • MS prayed it would be hyped if not overhype.  It's important they get the word out there that they are a cutting edge tech company.  It's something that people tend to forget that their R&D is some of the best in the world. 
  • Yeah, when I heard about this I thought, "Microsoft is back!" This has the potential to make them cool again like they were in 1995.
  • Microsoft already have this full functional for NASA. They are no target us first... Normal Microsoft® they go first with Enterprise
  • Hololens is going to kill Google glass. Google glass has no purpose
  • Google Glass is already dead.  You can bet Google is building something similar as we speak since they bought Leap.
  • His concern is valid, however I offer my takes. Hololens doesn't need apps to go main stream. I hope Microsoft and everyone else understand this: just DON'T HIDE Windows 10 UI in Hololens. That's all it needs. Imagine you put on Hololens, you see Windows 10 in front of you, it doesn't need to be a 3D interface, just plain Windows. You can put IE on your frige, Word on the wall. Movie on another wall. A floating keyboard you can type on. Isn't this practical enough? I would buy something like this even there is no holo-apps at all. There are tons of ideas for apps if you look around the web, but lets just say there is no apps at all. My only advice to MS is: >> Do not hide Windows 10 UI in Hololens. <<  That will sell like crazy. Why I know that? Because I have never bought a hype product for being hype in my life, but for this one I will be the first in line.
  • If it's priced right buddled with Minecraft.  Holy crap!  it'll sell like f'ing crazy. 
  • Exactly. You sound like someone that understands the whole purpose. This is the computing of the future. Satya Nadela even called it "the next desktop". This is implementation of their vision of personal computing. The applications are endless.
  • This is the beginning.
  • For Windows and Microsoft fans, do not expect too much even it was promised. This way, everytime it gets better you will always be in awe. LOL
  • The applications to it: Endless
  • He is right. Especially on needing great software. MS history on first party offerings on their own platforms hasn't been great these past few years.
  • Yeah, I don't think it's fair to bash him in the title of the article though. He has good points, regardless of his own history. It's just not article-worthy, what he's saying. There's other naysayers and we shouldn't listen to their doubts either.
    HoloLens has a great potential and it would be a gimmick like Google Glass or Oculus Rift, granted, if it didn't have the backing of MS behind. It makes all the difference.
  • When I kept hearing about it the past couple of years I was thinking MS is investing in something shit.  I was pissed they weren't going VR, but they proved me wrong.  This is exactly the thing out of left field that makes you great. 
  • HoloLens is actually a small part of the story. Many consumers seem to be obsessed with products and features. With HoloLens and the Surface Hub, they were able to demonstrate that Windows 10 was able to scale to unique device types. It is fairly common for the auto industry to reveal products that they have no intention to release to the public. They are design studies that spark the imagination. They also serve as, "vehicles" to "gauge" consumer interest (Ha!). In this case, Microsoft actually intends to release this but it also serves the purpose of generating buzz and as a way to demonstrate what the underlying platform is capable of. In other words, existing AR and VR technology could use Windows 10 to tie into a rich ecosystem and leverage Microsoft cloud services to turn their product into a more viable solution. It may also encourage device manufacturers to consider the use of Windows 10 for completely new form factors. THAT is the power of Windows 10. HoloLens could just be the beginning.
  • Clearly, I do not think MS is overhyping HoloLens. They just showed a product that they think is gonna change how we interact with the computers and if someone has to be blamed for this, it is tech news outlets that are being overhyped. But that's a good thing. I cannot see why they shouldn't be overhyped by something that has REAL potential to change the world as we know it today while those same media people are clearly were overhyped by a device that puts a phone on the wrist, coming from Apple. Not that I dislike Apple Watch but I think this HoloLens has the potential to be much, much bigger.
  • Apple Watch doesn't put a phone on your wrist but it does put a capacitive touch screen on your wrist with a small battery and Bluetooth. It is the Bluetooth of Things.
  • Sour grapes
  • I heard on windows weekly that this was supposed to be for Xbox and for gaming and then 6 months ago they showed it to Satya and he was blown away.  He said forget gaming this has the potenial to be much broader appeal.
  • With HoloLens Cortana=JARVIS.
  • He's right, just like the Kinect people don't care about the possibilities and how powerful it is, if there's no real use for it, it's a failed product
  • I disagree, it doesn't need an app. Holo specific apps will be great, don't get me wrong, but even with none of those, the ability to pin windows anywhere on the wall, table, or floating in space around you is epic. Why do I need a computer monitor or a TV anymore?
  • Molyneux is the last person that should talk about overhype :)
  • Yes as we know, everyone still use their Wii daily.
  • Yeah, he seems to be the resident expert on overhype haha
  • I'll see where it goes from here. 
  • Negative people are so funny, they just want everything to fail. Did people even watch the live release? You can go back and watch it. A woman built a quadracopter live in three minutes, there was a camera showing a live perspective from another persons view. Face it, it not only works it is working very well and the software developers have not even waved there first lot of magic yet. Imagine it in two years. This thing will become as popular as the last PC explosion. Accept that you can look back later and say, i was there, this is one of histories leaps.
  • Nah.  They just want things to fail on companies they hate or don't support.  The press is usually harsh on MS so I'm surprised they are going gaga over this.  It's refreshing to say the least.
  • He probably owns Apple products. Ironic.
  • Applications for it are limited to what people want to get out of it. Kinect can be used for rehabilitation in patients. Why not hololens? Education is a big potential use. Imagine in 5 or so years you go to "Holo Lab" where you study something by being there (moon, ancient egypt, etc). If you never dream that it can happen, it'll never happen. I know it'll have limitations. Everything does. That won't stop me from getting one (assuming the price is right!).
  • I want it. I will get it. When it is released to consumers. I dont care about hype or one person wants to sound like the fat guy that crtisises apple all the time wolzy something or other.   instead of critisizing start DEVELOPING!!!!!
  • Anyone remember Milo? :D
  • Facts, MS stated they were going to release this Peter Molyneux worked for MS until 2012 to start 22cans He knew of the products existance before the announcement So, now that he knows this is going to be a thing, he is positioning himself as the guy for MS to go to outside of MS to design applications for it.  He already sold Lionshead to MS in the early 2000's, probably would love to get in on this. I think this guy is just trying to get in on the excitement by getting his name somewhat attached to it at an early stage....
  • Peter Molyneux is a knob jockey. Every word he's ever said was bull shit, how he feels qualified to give advice on not over hyping your own product baffles me.