Microsoft Details Minecraft for HoloLens

Microsoft has spent much of its E3 2015 press conference talking about its line-up for the Xbox One in 2015 and beyond. Virtual reality (VR) and technology fans are also hoping to see the company talk about its promising new mixed reality (MR) head-mounted display (HMD), the HoloLens, at the event. Fortunately Microsoft has done just that, providing a look at the new version of Minecraft built specifically for the kit.


The company provided a fresh look at HoloLens during the show. A user wore the HMD and simply said ‘create world’ to see one of the title’s iconic landscapes built in real time right in front of him. Another user playing the videogame in first person on the Xbox One then navigated through the world with the help of the HoloLens user, who could look anywhere across the map. Potential release information wasn’t provided.

HoloLens was introduced for Windows 10 back in January 2015. The kit produces holograms that users can interact with. It’s not yet clear when the company will release the device, nor at which price.

VRFocus will continue to follow HoloLens closely, reporting back with the latest updates on it.