Technology giant Microsoft was eager to talk all about its HoloLens head-mounted display (HMD) at its media briefing in Redmond, Washington yesterday. But despite spending a good half an hour discussing the device and its Windows Holographic concept on-stage there are still plenty of questions to be answered. It seems as if the next place to hear more on the kit will be at the Microsoft Build developer conference, which will take place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, USA in a few months’ time.
Build takes place from 29th April – 1st May 2015 and, from the sounds of it, the HoloLens will see a big focus. Microsoft promises live sessions, webcasts and more that will teach developers to work with the platform and hardware. Attendees will get a look at the tools and libraries as well as meet with engineering team members. Similar to last year’s Samsung Developer Conference (SDC) that took place in the exact same venue, the event is focused more on those making content rather than announcing consumer-facing news.
HoloLens consists of a see-through lens mixed with three on-board processors. With it, users can see virtual images projected into the real world. Microsoft has teased everything from video apps such as Netflix to full videogames like Minecraft being reimagined with the device. Details on exactly how and when the kit will be released are yet to be announced.
VRFocus will continue to follow HoloLens and Windows Holographic, reporting back with any further updates on its progress.