Microsoft has launched an official YouTube channel for its upcoming Microsoft HoloLens device. The company has also revealed that we will learn more about this holographic-based wearable in June at E3 2015.
The first video concentrates on the hardware of the HoloLens product itself, which will use apps made for Windows 10 and the Windows Holographic Platform. It will be an all-in-one device with a built-in battery, along with floating audio and the ability to use it without the need of hands. Microsoft says that while the visor on the HoloLens may look simple on the outside, it will need to accommodate the content that will be projected by the holographic apps.
The second video clip shows how Microsoft is collaborating with Trimble, which provides design tools for architects and engineer, on the HoloLens project. The idea is that people can wear the device and see truly 3D views of building plans, which should be a tremendous benefit as opposed to looking at 2D drawings on paper.
Meanwhile, the newly revamped Microsoft HoloLens website reveals that Microsoft will be talking more about the device and its plans at the E3 2015 video game trade show, to be held June 16-18 in Los Angeles. Microsoft says:
"Holographic computing promises whole new ways for us to create, collaborate, work, and play. We look forward to showing and telling you more at E3, the world's premier trade show for computer and video games and related products."
It sounds like Microsoft wants to take on Sony's previously announced PlayStation 4 virtual reality headset, Project Morpheus, at E3.