Microsoft Opens Windows Holographic Platform to Outside Parties

Published by , June 6, 2016 5:02 am

(FourthSource) Microsoft has announced that it will be opening up its Windows Holographic platform to outside parties, who can use it to build their own virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) devices. Microsoft’s Executive Vice President of its Windows and Devices Group, Terry Myerson, says that a consumer HoloLens could come from a partner rather than Microsoft directly. In an official blog post, Myerson wrote: “For our partners, this creates new business opportunities, unlocking mixed reality experiences across devices. For developers, Windows Holographic apps can be written today with confidence that they will run on the broadest set of devices.”
Some of the firms Microsoft is believed to be working with include HTC, AMD, Dell, Intel, Qualcomm, ASUS, Acer, Lenovo and HP. It is believed that VR headsets will not need additional hardware to run Windows Holographic. More details are expected to be released at the WinHEC developer conference scheduled for this fall in Taipei and Shenzhen.

Tags: , , , , , , , ,