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Nadella Singles Out Minecraft for HoloLens

Another data point on Microsoft HoloLens and Minecraft. A few days ago, I argued that Microsoft's revolutionary holographic computing headset, HoloLens, reframes Microsoft's earlier purchase of Mojang (see the full argument here), but my premise is that the low-resolution, insanely popular Minecraft game that Microsoft acquired with Mojang is the killer app for the HoloLens.

For what it's worth, Minecraft was the only application that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella mentioned during his prepared remarks in Microsoft's Q2 earnings call this week.

"It's also getting clearer how games people love today will evolve to mind-blowing experiences in the future when designed for [the] mixed reality that Windows 10 and HoloLens create. Just imagine what is possible with Minecraft," Nadella said.

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Posted by Scott Bekker on January 28, 2015 at 3:26 PM