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Microsoft shipping HoloLens 2, directly into HoloLens 3

HoloLens 3: the next-next-gen AR headset from Microsoft is in development

Anthony Garreffa | Feb 20, 2017 at 10:32 pm CST (1 min, 4 secs reading time)

Microsoft first kicked off its intruiging HoloLens product two years ago now, as Windows 10 was being pushed onto PCs, and while developers are using the first-gen HoloLens it looks like Microsoft might be skipping HoloLens 2 in favor of the third generation headset.

Microsoft shipping HoloLens 2, directly into HoloLens 3 | TweakTown.com

The news is coming from Microsoft insider Paul Thurrott, who sources said that Microsoft is skipping the second-gen HoloLens headset for the "third generation" that Microsoft had been planning at the same time. It looks like Microsoft might have been priming a true leap in AR headsets in the background, and is now ready to compete with Apple's purported mixed reality (MR) headset that will arrive with the new iPhone 8 and iPhone X smartphones in June.

A company spokesperson said: "Mixed reality is the future of computing, and Microsoft HoloLens is the future and present of mixed reality. Our commitment requires no roadmap". This new HoloLens 3 headset would reportedly arrive in 2019.

What do you want to see? Microsoft release a Windows-powered HoloLens that is a next-gen mixed reality headset, allowing you to use your room as anything you want - an office, gaming arena, social media, or home theater? Or a professional MR headset for the next leap in desktop OS use?

Last updated: Sep 1, 2017 at 05:20 am CDT

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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