February 2, 2016 2:00 pm

Microsoft HoloLens and the NFL look into the future of football

By / Corporate Vice President, Windows and Devices Group

What if game day was no longer confined to your television screen, but covered your room and took over your coffee table? Today, we shared a glimpse of that future in a brand new concept video unveiled at the Super Bowl 50 panel discussion, “The Future of Football: How Technology Could Shape the Next 50 Years of the Game.”

Today’s panel focused on the impact of technology on the field, in the back office and for fans at home, so it felt both fitting and exciting to share what we think might be possible with Microsoft HoloLens, the world’s first fully untethered holographic computer, and NFL football.

In the video, you will see how HoloLens and the NFL looked into the future together to dream up new ways fans could experience football with mixed reality. Imagine The Big Game, extended beyond your existing screen, with displays, player stats and instant replays on your coffee table.

With HoloLens, running Windows 10, your favorite players could be brought to life through high-definition, 3D displays – allowing you to experience the athleticism and skills behind their stats. That game-changing play could pop up as a 3D hologram so you could view the field from all angles, all while your fantasy scores update in real time, without the need for you to look down at another screen.

Check out our new video above to see some of the early thinking around how HoloLens and the NFL could bring football to life in your living room.

Dream with us – this is just part of the future we envision.

If you’re a developer, don’t forget to apply for the Microsoft HoloLens Development Edition, which ships Q1 of 2016.