HoloLens’ Initial Version will not be Directed towards Gamers, Says Microsoft

By   /   Jul 15, 2015
Oculus Rift - Hololens

Microsoft had an impressive show at this year’s E3 Press Conference; especially with HoloLens demo of Minecraft.

However, it seems like HoloLens version will be aimed developers and enterprise users rather gamers. Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella has confirmed that it will be a while before the HoloLens is used for video gaming purposes.

Speaking with ZDNet.com, Nadella issued the following statement:

For sure in the first version, it’s going to be more about developers and enterprise scenarios.

I did buy Minecraft to create a new genre of gaming for mixed reality. We bought Minecraft for many reasons: because it’s the number one PC app; it’s the number one console app; it’s the number one paid mobile app on iOS and Android. I wanted a hit game even for the new medium of mixed reality. And we will have that. Gaming will always be a scenario and there will be other entertainment broadly. But, with the V.1 of HoloLens, I want us to push a lot more of the enterprise usage.

While Nadella did confirm that the company did have HoloLens in mind while acquiring Minecraft, it will be a long way before the tech is used for fulfill gaming purposes as stated above!

In related HoloLens news, the tech has reportedly restricted field of view; but whether it will limit its impact or not is another question. To find out more, head over to the link provided!

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