Microsoft Unveils HoloLens 2 Developer Edition

Microsoft Unveils HoloLens 2 Developer Edition

Microsoft has unveiled a developer edition of its Mixed Reality (MR) headset HoloLens 2.

Priced at $3,500, the device will have software support for the "Unreal Engine 4 SDK (software development kit)", The Verge reported on Thursday.

The kit will include the HoloLens 2 hardware and Azure credits alongside free trials of Unity Pro and Unity PiXYZ Plugin for CAD data.

Microsoft still hasn't announced a commercial release date for the HoloLens 2.

FILE – Microsoft Corp. signage is seen outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Washington, July 3, 2014. VOA

The company showcased the device in February at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

The HoloLens 2 has a field of view that's more than double of the first-generation HoloLens. The device is based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 850.

HoloLens 2 contains eye-tracking sensors that make interacting with holograms even more natural.

The new dial-in fit system makes the headset comfortable to wear for longer periods. (IANS)

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