Microsoft Hololens football

According to Mirosoft, fifty years from now, your Super Bowl party is going to look nothing like what you’re used to, and not just because you’ll be dipping dried crickets into synthetic guac. You’ll be experiencing the game in a completely different way thanks to its HoloLens technology.

Microsoft describes HoloLens as the “world’s first fully untethered holographic computer.“ It allows the integration of holograms into the real world, creating an augmented version of reality.

The possibilities for technology like this are endless, but let’s see how Microsoft thinks it will change the way we watch football.

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.

Sounds fun, and super distracting. Not that football games, which boil down to somewhere near 11 minutes of action, don’t provide plenty of time for distraction. There’s not a football fan alive who wouldn’t prefer a coffee table reply to the drawn out challenges that eat up untold minutes of every game.

But getting this HoloLens NFL experience to consumers might take a long time. A developer kit for the HoloLens is set to release in the first quarter of 2016, and no consumer model is currently available for purchase.

Despite this, Microsoft remains optimistic for a relatively imminent release. Mike Nichols, corporate vice president of Xbox Marketing, said that the HoloLens visions could play out “sooner rather than later.”

Microsoft Hololens football video