Microsoft HoloLens development kit launches Q1 2016

Posted on October 6, 2015 by Erik "SOVTH" Eggers

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Today Microsoft announced that the HoloLens development kit will begin shipping to developers in the first quarter of 2016. Microsoft stated that they will be taking applications as of today. If selected, a developer will be able to purchase up to two kits for $3000 each.  No consumer price was announced, but we should expect to see the consumer price below the $3000 kit price.

The kits are only available to developers in the United States and Canada. No timeline was announced for other countries.

HoloLens development kit launches Q1 2016

HoloLens development kit launches Q1 2016

The prerequisites to apply:

  • You are a developer in the United States (including Puerto Rico) or Canada where the Development Edition will first be available.
  • You are a Windows Insider. By participating in the Windows Insider program, you agree to provide feedback and work with us to define the future of holographic computing.
  • Please note that the Development Edition hardware and experiences are in English only.

As a developer, I believe HoloLens has a lot of potential as long as Microsoft can get developers to believe in the device.

How do you feel about HoloLens? Do you see yourself getting one in the future, specifically for games? Let us know in the comments section below!

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