the introduction of HoloLens 2, saying a new version of
their smartglasses that support Windows Mixed Reality will be released later
this year. Any hopes a new model will come at a more accessible price are dashed
by the news that these will be around $3500, a $500 price increase over the
original HoloLens. An interesting note is that
Tim Sweeney appeared on stage at the HoloLens 2 event
, even though the Epic
Games CEO has been an ardent critic of Microsoft in the past. Here's
the new headset and a little of that mixed reality, and here's a bit more:
the release of HoloLens in 2016 we have seen mixed reality transform the way
work gets done. We have unlocked super-powers for hundreds of thousands of
people who go to work every day. From construction sites to factory floors, from
operating rooms to classrooms, HoloLens is changing how we work, learn,
communicate and get things done.
We are entering a new era of computing, one in which the digital world goes
beyond two-dimensional screens and enters the three-dimensional world. This new
collaborative computing era will empower us all to achieve more, break
boundaries and work together with greater ease and immediacy in 3D.
Today, we are proud to introduce the world to Microsoft HoloLens 2.
Our customers asked us to focus on three key areas to make HoloLens even better.
They wanted HoloLens 2 to be even more immersive and more comfortable, and to
accelerate the time-to-value.