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Kenny W shared a video on Reddit that shows him shooting augmented reality portals into actual walls using a holographic portal gun. What happens next is just about the most incredible virtual-anything we’ve ever seen:
The Portal Gun places a Weighted Companion Cube into one portal, which gets spit out of a secondary portal onto a different real-world location. It miraculously interacts with its physical surroundings, for example, the virtual cube falls down human-made steps, lands perfectly on top of a kitchen table, and slams against a wall.
The AR project also mimics the gameplay elements that put Portal alongside the most innovative puzzle games ever created. One of the most mesmerizing is when Kenny W shoots a portal onto the ceiling of a room, and another on the floor directly underneath. He placed the cube into the floor portal where it proceeded to drop down from the ceiling and continue a never-ending free fall.
The developer edition for Microsoft HoloLens is available for $3,000. That may seem like a lot of money, but if it lets you play Portal in real life, well, that’s priceless.
H/T The Next Web
Phillip Tracy is a former technology staff writer at the Daily Dot. He's an expert on smartphones, social media trends, and gadgets. He previously reported on IoT and telecom for RCR Wireless News and contributed to NewBay Media magazine. He now writes for Laptop magazine.