The Microsoft HoloLens was revealed earlier today at the Microsoft event, but sadly, it turned out to be a disappointment to many. Satya Nadella already pointed out that it would be available to developers, but little did he mention that most of them could not afford it.
Yes, the Microsoft HoloLens will be available only to developers initially, but it will cost them a lot to buy one. The price of one product is a whopping $3000. It is available for preorder and it will start shipping in the first quarter of 2016.
— Microsoft HoloLens (@HoloLens) October 6, 2015
There has been no information on the hardware and internal specifications, but a demo of the Microsoft HoloLens was shown. Tech enthusiasts and Virtual Reality experts are divided on this. Some of them think that the Microsoft HoloLens is awesome, while the others raise questions about how it works.
For now, the Microsoft HoloLens will not be available to consumers, and this also puts the product in troubled waters. Given its high price, only a few developers will be able to contribute to the Microsoft HoloLens.
By the time the product is ready for customers, we might be having several other devices that do the same thing as the Microsoft HoloLens does. Virtual Reality has evolved into a separate industry and there are companies like Samsung and Nokia who are also in the race.
Microsoft is also developing a game called the Project X-Ray, which is a robot invasion game. But again, special games have to be developed for the Microsoft HoloLens, which means that we still have a very long way to go before someone can actually put this product to use.
If you are a developer, would you pay $3000 for the HoloLens (just to help in making it better)? Let us know in the discussion box below.