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December 2, 2015 11:48 AM EST

It’s axiomatic to console gaming that you can’t readily schlep your TV screen around. But what if your display could pick up and follow you about?

This YouTuber demonstrates exactly that. Using one of Microsoft’s HoloLens headsets and an Xbox One, we may eventually be able to turn away from the physical screen on which we’re playing Halo 5: Guardians, and continue on a high fidelity virtual display suspended by nothing.

It’s eerily reminiscent of the plot conceit in Stephen King’s second Dark Tower series book, The Drawing of the Three, where strange door-like portals to other worlds hover over a beach, then follow the protagonist wherever he goes. In this case, the user’s able to reposition the screen using a simple pinch-and-drag gesture.

As if that’s not enough, check out this related video of someone doing more or less the same thing with YouTube.

Read more: TIME’s Best Inventions of 2015

Write to Matt Peckham at matt.peckham@time.com.

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