07 May 2019
Microsoft has launched the developer's edition of HoloLens 2 mixed reality headset. To recall, this headset was first unveiled at MWC earlier this year. With the launch of this new headset, the company is trying everything that it can do to get developers on board to create new applications and games. Microsoft has bundled in three-months trials for Unity Pro and the Unity PiXYZ plugin for CAD data along with USD 500 worth of Azure credits.
The HoloLens 2 Development Edition comes slightly cheaper now with the developers having to pay only USD 99 for a three-year term instead of USD 125 as announced earlier and fir an outright purchsase, it costs USD 3500.
Since most of the developers are used to developing games using Unreal Engine, the company has also announced that Unreal 4 support for HoloLens 2 will arrive by the end of May. Microsoft though hasn’t yet revealed the release date of HoloLens 2, though the company wants to engage with over 60,000 mixed reality developers over the next year or so.