Back in January 2015 Microsoft revealed its new mixed reality (MR) head-mounted display. HoloLens, as it’s called, is a Windows 10 device that allows users to look at the real world with virtual objects appearing in them that they can interact with. Since its reveal developers have wondered when they’ll be able to get their hands on the device and create their own applications and videogames for it. Today, Microsoft has revealed that information.
Speaking at a Windows 10 briefing today the company confirmed that applications for a HoloLens development kit are now open. Successful applicants will be able to pick up a kit for some $3,000 USD, and it will be arriving in the first quarter of 2016.
Keep in mind that this is strictly a developer edition of the kit and in no way indicative of how much the consumer version of the device will cost and when it will arrive. That said, this price range is obviously far above that of virtual reality (VR) devices such as the Oculus Rift, the second development kit for which is on sale for $350.
VRFocus will continue to follow HoloLens closely, reporting back with the latest updates on the device.