Microsoft vows that HoloLens will not suffer Kinect’s fate

Ben Parfitt
Microsoft vows that HoloLens will not suffer Kinect’s fate

A full version of HoloLens will launch ‘when the world is ready', to avoid the fate suffered by Kinect, Microsoft has said.

If a consumer bought it today, they would have 12 things to do with it,” creator Alex Kipmanexplained (viaRecode). And they would say: ‘Cool, I bought a $3,000 product that I can do 12 things with, and now it is collecting dust.'

When I feel the world is ready, then we will allow normal people to buy it.”

Kipman compared the challenge to Kinect's launch on Xbox 360, which took off quickly but quickly faltered as the motion-tracking camera became a superfluous – rather than necessary – peripheral. It was not a pleasant experience,” he recalled. It was just not ready to go sell 10 million units in 60 days, which is what it did.”

Head over to Develop for more details.

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