Windows Holographic Revealed
"We're dreaming beyond virtual worlds--beyond screens."
New Nintendo Switch With Better Battery Life Announced - GS News Update Where Is Xur Today? Destiny 2 Exotic Vendor Location Guide (7/19 - 7/23) Next Pokemon Go Community Day Features Shiny Mudkip - GS News Update Fortnite Monster-Robot Mech Final Showdown Live Event Gamescom Starts August 20, Will Show More Cyberpunk 2077 - GS News Update Fortnite Monster-Robot Final Showdown Ground Perspective In Person Gameplay Why We're Excited For Netflix's The Witcher | SDCC 2019 Star Trek Lower Decks Detailed And First Picard Trailer Revealed - GSU News Update Rick and Morty's Season 4 Panel | SDCC 2019 The Best DC Cosplay At SDCC 2019! Snowpiercer - Official TBS Trailer | SDCC 2019 Westworld - Official HBO Season 3 SDCC Trailer (2020) | SDCC 2019
On Wednesday during a Windows 10 event, Microsoft officially announced a future-focused augmented reality platform called "Windows Holographic." Its overall aim is to blend your digital life with the world you're living in.
"We're dreaming beyond virtual worlds--beyond screens," a Microsoft representative said.
Part of Windows Holographic is the "Microsoft HoloLens" headset, which you can see below. It's the "most advanced holographic computer the world has ever seen," Microsoft says.
It's fully untethered, and features see-through HD holographics. It also includes spatial sound, allowing you to hear sounds all around you. It also has advanced sensors that can capture environment information. What's more, the HoloLens features a built-in GPU and CPU.
"We invented a third processor. A holographic processing unit," Microsoft said. "The HPU gives us the ability to understand where you're looking, to understand your gestures, to understand your voice, to spatially map your environment, to run without wires ... all in real-time."
It also sounds like Microsoft's new holopgraphic technology doesn't intend to compete with virtual reality companies such as Oculus VR.
"Oculus, Magic Leap, Glass developers and everyone else, we humbly invite you--come create holograms with us," a representative said.
HoloLens will work entirely as a standalone device--you won't need a phone or a PC to use it.
GameSpot is on the ground in Redmond for Microsoft's event today. We'll have more on HoloLens and more in the time ahead.
Windows 10 Briefing: All the News
- LIVE BLOG
- Windows Holographic Revealed
- In Pictures: Windows Holopgraphic
- Xbox One to Integrate Windows 10 OS
- PC Can Stream Xbox One Games
- Fable Legends Coming to PC, Supports Xbox One Cross-Platform Play
- Windows 10 Free Upgrade Offer Revealed
- Windows 10 Xbox App Revealed
- Cortana Coming to Windows 10 PCs
- Universal Windows 10 Apps coming to Xbox One
- Internet Explorer's Successor, Project Spartan, Revealed
Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email firstname.lastname@example.org