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Microsoft's HoloLens Coming to E3

Microsoft's plans for E3 are coming into focus.


Microsoft has already teased that its E3 showing this year will be anything but traditional. Now, the company has confirmed that it's bringing its VR/AR headset technology HoloLens to the show.

Writing on the new HoloLens website, Microsoft said: "Holographic computing promises whole new ways for us to create, collaborate, work, and play. We look forward to showing and telling you more at E3, the world's premier trade show for computer and video games and related products."

Microsoft didn't say if HoloLens would make an appearance during Microsoft's E3 briefing itself or if the headset would be usable at the company's booth on the show floor. But both scenarios seems likely.

E3 2015 runs June 16-18 in Los Angeles, though Microsoft's briefing is expected to take place on Monday, June 15. GameSpot will be reporting live from the show all week long.

Microsoft has also launched a new YouTube channel for HoloLens, featuring a handful of videos about the futuristic technology, one of which is embedded above.

Earlier this week at Microsoft's Build conference in San Francisco, the company announced a new HoloLens partnership with game engine giant Unity, which powers titles like HearthStone: Heroes of Warcraft and many others.

HoloLens was announced in January during a marquee Microsoft event. Outside of a Minecraft tech demo, though, Microsoft hasn't announced any games for HoloLens. However, this is an area the company is definitely looking at. No third-party games for HoloLens have been announced yet either.

For a closer look at HoloLens, check out GameSpot's image gallery.

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