April 26, 2019

HoloLens Has a Lot of Things Still to Be Figured out

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If you have paid attention to Phil Spencer’s interview with International Business Times, there is an important piece of information given out about HoloLens unintentionally, to quote what he said,

This partnership allows us to focus on a space that’s different from them with our Hololens, which has a lot of things still to be figured out.

I think that’s important to everyone who watching the HoloLens development. I am talking about the “a lot of things to be figured out” part. This is obviously not his main point, that doesn’t mean it is not important. Here I am trying to interpret the meaning of it.

It can mean two things. First, he may refer to how Xbox works with HoloLens. He talked about the possibility of streaming from Xbox to HoloLens on January 22. He didn’t sound very sure about what he said. So, it is reasonable to say the streaming thing with HoloLens is not totally worked out yet.

A second guess is he probably meant the FOV thing. That’s more likely the case. I have wrote many posts about the very topic, please check the link at bottom of this post. This certainly requires a lot of work, which also indicates there might be a delay. Well, anything after July is a delay, because that’s obviously the initial plan. Monday can’t come soon enough, you know that I mean.

 

HoloLens: Recommended Reading – Stream Xbox One Games to Windows 10 PC

HoloLens: Field of View (FOV) Collections

 

 

 

Recommended Readings: Phil Spencer Talks about Oculus Partnership

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In an interview with International Business Times, Phil Spencer gave some details about partnership with Oculus. There is something that we haven’t heard before. That’s the reason I recommend to read.

About streamging from Xbox to Oculus Rift,

It’s really nice. It’s a 2-D display in a 3-D world, so we’re not turning all the Xbox games into virtual reality games. But the fact that you get a big screen — the screen kind of feels like that (Spencer points to a giant projection screen at the event thats about 7 feet by 10 feet)

About impact to HoloLens,

This partnership allows us to focus on a space that’s different from them with our Hololens, which has a lot of things still to be figured out.

 

HoloLens: Recommended Reading – Stream Xbox One Games to Windows 10 PC

HoloLens: Field of View (FOV) Collections

 

 

 

Oculus Is the First OEM of Windows Holographic Platform

 

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(Just a short comment of an important news, busy Friday…)

You know, I have written a lot about Windows Holographic, and made the point repeated: It’s about Windows Holographic Platform, not HoloLens itself. HoloLens is just one piece in the Windows Holographic strategy, it’s of course the most important one. HoloLens is more like Surface tablets in PCs. It sets the bar for everyone to follow, but it’s not the only one.

Today, we got a glimpse that with the announcement of Oculus and Windows/Xbox partnership.

Only question is: who is next?

HoloLens at E3 – What to Expect

 

 

Watch Kudo Tsunoda Talking about Xbox and Oculus Partnership

 

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No need for introduction, you already know the news. Just watch the video.


 
HoloLens at E3 – What to Expect