Microsoft announced HoloLens, an augmented reality headset that’s touted as “the most advanced holographic computer the world has ever seen”. You don’t need to plug anything into it, as it’s a standalone computer, complete with a CPU, GPU, and dedicated holographic processor.
The dark visor contains a see-through display, spatial sound lets you hear the holograms in 360-degree surround sound – which should be amazing for games – and it has its own motion and environmental sensors. Games developer Take-Two Interactive is a big fan, which hopefully means we’ll see a glut of titles available for the device.
Transform your world with holograms.
We envisioned a world where technology could become more personal—where it could adapt to the natural ways we communicate, learn, and create. Where our digital lives would seamlessly connect with real life.
The result is the world’s most advanced holographic computing platform, enabled by Windows 10. For the first time ever, Microsoft HoloLens brings high-definition holograms to life in your world, where they integrate with your physical places, spaces, and things.
Holograms will improve the way you do things every day, and enable you to do things you’ve never done before.
A new reality.
Microsoft HoloLens goes beyond augmented reality and virtual reality by enabling you to interact with three-dimensional holograms blended with your real world. Microsoft HoloLens is more than a simple heads-up display, and its transparency means you never lose sight of the world around you. High-definition holograms integrated with your real world will unlock all-new ways to create, communicate, work, and play.