HoloLens Functionality With Xbox One Confirmed
Ever since its announcement, Microsoft’s HoloLens has managed to direct a decent amount of traffic from Virtual Reality towards Alternate Reality thanks to its promise of variety of uses that not only involve gaming and entertainment but also learning and practical office work.
Now, Microsoft has even more exciting news for all the people eager to get their hands on AR as HoloLens programmer manager Varun Mani just confirmed AR functionality on Xbox One by showcasing a small clip of him playing Halo 5 while using a development kit of HoloLens.
In the clip, Varun is shown to be playing the game on his TV screen after which he turns to a wall and then starts playing the game on that, with the wall serving as his screen. He also shared a small description with the video:
“Wish you could take Halo with you everywhere you go? Now you can with HoloLens!
Find out more at www.hololens.com/developmentedition”
Unlike VR headsets, HoloLens with its AR technology doesn’t require any external connection, wires or even a PC to do all the processing work since all the require hardware and software is included in HoloLens headset, the first holographic computer running on Windows 10.
There is no official release date for HoloLens yet but it will be quite some time before the technology is available to regular consumers. The development kit for programmers and developers is expected to release in early 2016 and is expected to cost around a massive $3,000!
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