Microsoft is getting getting close to launching the Hololens, and has announced that it has a developer kit in the works. This is a huge investment for just about anyone, but Microsoft’s onstage demonstration of Project X-ray makes us think it might be worth it.
Project X-ray is an augmented reality game that involves killer robots breaking through the walls to attack the player. The Hololens takes note of features like furniture and incorporates it into the game as well, allowing the hologram robots to climb over obstacles to shoot lasers at the player.
Interestingly, Project X-ray was played with a controller of some sort. It wasn’t exactly an Xbox controller that one would expect, but Hololens still recognised it enough to project a hologram blaster over it.
Microsoft is opening applications for developers to work on apps for the Hololens tonight, but will only be shipping the Hololens Developer Kit in the first quarter of 2016. And yes, the kit will cost developers $3000 (about RM13,000) to buy.