Previews of Microsoft Hololens show very positive comments and a wildly expensive pricing model with Forbes.com reports Microsoft Hololens will cost significantly more than $400. For that money, preview partners like cnet report, “[t]he experience still leaves me giddy, and ready to toss an as yet undisclosed sum of money into Microsoft’s coffers“, backed by ubergizo who wrote, “HoloLens is amazing and well executed – but much more can be done.” Costing more than a game console, you have to wonder who is being targeted. Imagine a ten year old mistakenly stepping on their $400+ prized hololens Xbox One accessory!
Slated to be launched with Windows 10, Microsoft is already teaching developers at a Holographic academy. Journalists who have been given a 90 minute distillation of this boot camp report building origami birds and other cool things. The key appears to be the substitution of a Microsoft holographic camera (software of course) into the 3D world. We will see how quickly this translates to general 3D games. Geekwire wrote a nice piece about the training.