In january 2015 we showed a new development from Microsoft that was something completely new and mind-blowing: Microsoft Hololens. Hololens makes it possible to combine the real world around us with virtual 3D models. Wikipedia defines a hologram as a photographic recording of a light field. Hololens also adds “3D sound”, so it can be positioned in the space around us as well to complete the experience.
During the //build keynote of april 2015 we already showed some very interesting applications of the technology, like the one used within a construction firm. During the Microsoft Press Conference at the E3 this week, we showed more what’s possible with Hololens. A special version of Minecraft for Hololens was demonstrated. Mind-blowing again.
If you’re looking for information on Microsoft Hololens, check out the Frequently Asked Question pagina of the Hololens website. If you would like to develop for Hololens, start now by building Windows 10 apps, as Hololens is running on Windows 10 (un-tethered). The game engine Unity is also supporting Hololens, as you can read on their blog.