Microsoft opens NY studio to showcase HoloLens headset

By: |
New York | Published: December 18, 2015 10:13:58 AM

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

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.

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 at https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-hololens .

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 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.

For latest coverage on Maharashtra Assembly Election 2019 and Haryana Assembly Election 2019, log on to financialexpress.com. We bring you full coverage of Assembly Election 2019 on Financial Express, stay tuned for latest election updates.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE and NSE and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.