At the end of last year, we welcomed a new generation of consoles, the parameters of which once again surprised players from around the world. PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X offer the highest quality gameplay, which is hard to find even on expensive personal computers.
For many years, the community of gamers and tech geeks has been convinced that there is a certain gap in the market that can only be filled with something new. Something that has not yet been created and would be able to find its way into every home worldwide. This is how the idea of creating a completely new version of the personal computer was born. In a recently sent press release, we read that PC 2 has been officially announced. This name is as working as possible, but it directly refers to the Personal Computer’s successor.
For some time now, the cloud game has been constantly developed, thanks to which players who do not have expensive equipment can reach even the latest productions. The PC 2 is also supposed to work similarly.
The personal computer’s successor will not have a cosmic price because its hardware will not go into gamers’ hands. The entire internal structure will fit in specially prepared hangars, which will be under the constant care of an expert department. People who decide to buy PC 2 will receive only a small station placed even on a desk. The power that this equipment will draw will be made available in a similar way to cloud gaming. This is obviously a much more advanced technology that will not rely on an internet connection (such as Google Stadia).
However, the most interesting PC 2 seems to be the special AR (augmented reality) goggles, which have been tested for almost a decade. While the dock will provide us with the power to act (and gameplay), the AR goggles will provide the image. The PC 2 will, therefore, not have a monitor. The entire image (including the potential desktop) will be displayed in a holographic manner, imitating the VR games menu. PC 2 users will only need to put on special goggles to interact with the displayed image. The physical keyboard will be replaced by a holographic version displayed directly on the desk (also visible only with AR goggles).
Future PC 2 prototypes include introducing a higher level of 3D technology, which is already slowly being used by Hollywood director James Cameron ( in the movie Avatar 2 ). With the further development of the upcoming hardware, players can count on a move away from the AR goggles. The holographic interface displayed by the dock station will be operated using the user’s hand (without the goggles).
The power of the PC 2 has not been described. However, the developers assure that the incoming new generation personal computer system will be updated “remotely.” This means that once we buy this equipment, it will always be “up to date.” The real interior of the PC 2 will not be in our home, so updating the system (and its parameters) without our participation makes the most sense.
Although the technology described above sounds like a script straight from a sci-fi movie, we will have to wait a little longer for its premiere. In the meantime, we’ll probably get next-gen consoles, as PC 2 is not expected to be released for mass distribution until the end of 2027. Over the next few years, however, we can count on a large dose of additional information related to this equipment.