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Microsoft trademarks Direct Reality ahead of E3 2017

| June 7, 2017


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Microsoft recently said virtual reality won’t be part of their E3 2017 press conference. However, almost a week ago, they filed a trademark for a feature called “Direct Reality” which is related to gaming. According to the trademark listing, it covers “computer game software for holographic applications”. Could this be a sign that mixed reality will be teased at E3? Or maybe how HoloLens will work with the Xbox One family of devices? We don’t know at this point but it’s always fun to speculate.

A few months ago, Microsoft said that mixed reality would be coming to their consoles in 2018. Since then we haven’t really heard much about it. If I were to guess, I would say that Direct Reality is probably Microsoft’s term for mixed and virtual reality gaming on Project Scorpio and the interface which allows you to explore Xbox Live through a headset. During Build 2017, Microsoft demonstrated a space where Xbox Avatars could interact with one another—like a lounge. All of that probably refers to Direct Reality.

Hopefully Microsoft will tell us more at E3 2017, however, don’t hold your breath because they company has already denied it. Then again, it might all just be misdirection. Luckily, we should have an answer on Sunday, June 11.

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  • Asher Madan

    I’m pretty sure I heard Alex Kipman will be on stage at E3 2017. He’s the mixed reality person at Microsoft, right?

  • Facts First

    Sound like microsft will have everything at e3.

    • King Sony

      Every year everyone gets all excited about everything Microsoft says at E3 and then forgets it all once Sony is over.

      • I❤️Weights

        I hope you’re joking because I was let down last year after Sony’s showing so we shouldn’t really trash talk to much

      • Asher Madan

        I don’t even remember what Sony showed but we all remember the backward compatibility announcement from 2015 and Project Scorpio from 2016. This year will be the same.

  • All Seeing Eye

    I wonder what this is, hopefully it’s something worthwhile for the Scorpio and not just some marketing bs.

    • Asher Madan

      I think it’s the name for their overall experience.

  • Game Over

    The “Direct Reality” of Xbox is that it’s dying.

    • Astronomical

      I don’t think so, there are millions of happy customers with Xbox One I am one.

    • King Sony

      Hue hue hue

    • I❤️Weights

      People like you need to die

  • Alpha Male

    For the love of god just announce some exclusives for godsake.

    • Asher Madan

      I think they have plenty like Crackdown 3, Sea of Thieves, State of Decay 2, Forza Motorsport 7, etc. Rumor is that there are a few unannounced games. Even with that existing line-up, that’s a lot of content.

      • Whatever

        Another rehashed E3 full of boring rehashes. No wonder Xbox executives are feeding you flannel to try and keep you amused, Madan the failed doctor.

  • I❤️Weights

    No VR please

  • Whatever

    Another gimmick we can safely not care about.

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