Microsoft is currently working on launching its Hololens, the consumer ready version of Hololens mixed reality headset. We have been hearing about the Mixed Reality Headset for quite sometime now. Now we get the news that the Redmond Giant is gearing up to launch its Hololens Headset with V3 in 2019.
According to Thurrott’s Brad Sams, the idea of skipping version 2.0 is basically to work on improving the headset’s capabilities, rather than simply improving on the original and offer slightly better hardware.
The decision by the Redmond Giant could have been driven by the fact that no one else in the mixed reality space is moving as quickly as Microsoft. However Microsoft is keeping mum on its plans stating that Mixed reality is the future of computing and Microsoft Hololens is the future and present of mixed reality.
It’ll be interesting to see if this is indeed the path Microsoft chooses to follow, and if it’ll pay off in the next few years. Deferring the next hardware release to 2019 should give third-party developers and content creators more time to get comfortable with the quirks of mixed reality, so that by the time the company is ready to roll out its headsets en masse – at Computex last June, Microsoft said it hoped to see 80 million VR devices in consumers’ hands by 2020 – there might actually be some reason to buy it.