Microsoft's HoloLens devkit will cost $3,000, available in Q1 2016

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Microsoft's HoloLens devkit will cost $3,000, available in Q1 2016

At its press event today, Microsoft has revealed more details about its ambitious HoloLens AR device.

One key issue is that developers will be able to get their hands on the first development kits priced at $3,000 in early 2016.

In order to whet their appetites, Microsoft also highlighted Project Xray, the augmented FPS it first showed at E3 2015.

It has you shooting robots that apparent in your surroundings.


Of course, VR devices such as Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR will become available for consumers around the same time.

But as an AR technology, the HoloLens is much more complex, meaning developers will need longer to make high quality experiences for it.

As for a consumer release of any AR technology, that's unlikely anytime in 2016.

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