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Halo 5, Netflix and Candy Crush shown running on the Microsoft HoloLens

Sam Loveridge


Microsoft HoloLens

It seems the Microsoft HoloLens will have more functionality than pure mixed-reality material, a new selection of videos has shown.

Starting next year, Microsoft will release the first HoloLens development kits to anyone willing to pay the $1000 for the device.

But, Microsoft has shown that it isn't a device that will be limited to developers. It will have some consumer appeal as well – with that Minecraft demo still filling us with delight.

Employees who already have the HoloLens dev kits at home are starting to reveal just how useful those Universal Apps are (and not just for Xbox One), with some running on the HoloLens already.

Posted on YouTube come the first home-testing HoloLens demos, including using the new Edge browser to watch Netflix and even play Candy Crush.

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But for us gamers, the real joy comes from seeing Xbox One games like Halo 5 streamed to the Microsoft HoloLens, with the window projected onto a bedroom wall.

The video clips are all from a first-person perspective, recorded from the HoloLens itself, which gives you an idea of what wearing one would be like.

It's obviously not a perfect representation of the final product, but it's certainly a step closer to reality.

Check out the videos below:

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