Microsoft recently unveiled HoloLens 2, the company’s second-generation headset geared towards the enterprise. But looks like we already have some intel on HoloLens 3, which is in development.
And could be some four years away from launch.
While HoloLens 2 doubles the field of view of HoloLens 1, this new model is far from the revolution that many were hoping for. Both in terms of hardware innovation, and in particular the field of view, which is what the wearer sees when he has the HMD on.
Luckily, Alex Kipman, the creator of the technology is promising some big improvements.
Speaking to the Australian Financial Review, he revealed that while HoloLens has eye tracking and the ability to steer photos to the part of the screen a user is looking at, the device in facts lacks the ability to do foveated rendering.
Kipman, sadly, confirmed it will not be coming to this generation of devices
“We’re incrementing forwards, to get towards what ultimately will be like a pair of reading glasses with an infinite field of view.”
So, in other words, we’ll have to wait for HoloLens 3 for this truly immersive experience. Perhaps by then the technology would have matured in terms of both hardware prowess, technical ability, and comfort.
After all, most things require a few iterations to be truly refined.