Tuesday 20 March 2018

Microsoft rejects pitch for League of Legends Match Viewer


Emma Clark

Microsoft has been letting the community vote for potential Hololens projects, but while a League of Legends Match Viewer was popular it can't happen.

Imagine being able to see the entire League of Legends map and be able to follow the entire match as it unfolds. It sounds like paradise to any League of Legends fan, but Microsoft has rejected the Match Viewer pitch.

The Match Viewer received the most votes in the Share Your Idea program for the HoloLens, but Microsoft had no choice but to reject the idea. It explained, “in order for Microsoft to open source the code to the community as promised, we cannot build a project which is based on existing intellectual property.”

Microsoft added an editor’s note that explains how it will determine the three finalists. There are four core criteria, including community support, how well it takes advantage of HoloLens’ capabilities, can it be built with the resources Microsoft has available, and if it can be open sourced.

Perhaps Riot Games and Microsoft will team up on such a project in the future though. The demand is certainly there.

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