Microsoft opens NY studio to showcase HoloLens headset

Microsoft opens a new studio to showcase HoloLens, the augmented reality headset to developers

By: AP | New York | Published:December 20, 2015 2:24 pm
Microsoft, Microsoft HoloLens, Microsoft HoloLens Studio, Microsoft HoloLens, augmented reality, virtual reality, tech news, technology Microsoft is opening a studio in New York to showcase its upcoming HoloLens headset to developers (Source: AP)

Microsoft is opening a studio in New York to showcase its upcoming HoloLens headset for inserting holograms into real-world settings.

At the studio, software developers will see a video and get hands-on demonstrations. One is a game in which you shoot hologram alien robots in front of you. Another shows the technology’s potential in presentations and sales, using a luxury watch as an example of how holograms can give potential customers more insights into features. A third demo highlights HoloLens’ graphical and editing capabilities.

Read: Microsoft Lumia 550 launched in India at Rs 9,399, sale starts December 23

The studio, announced Thursday, is located at Microsoft’s flagship retail store on Fifth Avenue. It won’t be open to the general public, though. Rather, software developers who want to preview the next-generation technology will have to make an appointment here.

The idea is to get developers to start thinking of the technology’s potential. Microsoft had a traveling exhibit in 11 cities, and the company says all slots were booked within 90 minutes. The new studio in New York was designed as a long-term home for the demos.Microsoft, Microsoft HoloLens, Microsoft HoloLens Studio, Microsoft HoloLens, augmented reality, virtual reality, tech news, technology

Microsoft Corp. will start selling developers editions of the headset early next year for $3,000. There’s no release date for a consumer version yet.

Also Read: Tap to translate, Wi-Fi at railway stations: Top takeaways from Sundar Pichai’s India visit

For all the latest Technology News, download Indian Express App

    Live Cricket Scores & Results