Microsoft is ready to give up on the project HoloLens 3. These are the latest rumors revealed by Business Insider, according to which the company would not intend to carry on the work on its viewer. Indeed, the technological giant would even have signed an agreement of collaboration with Samsung to develop a new device for mixed reality. And that can only mean one thing: Microsoft’s farewell to the HoloLens project. Although it seems that it is not entirely definitive.
HoloLens 3: Microsoft abounds the viewer project
The news released by Business Insider does not seem to leave room for misunderstandings. Microsoft has chosen to abandon the HoloLens 3 project. Yet Frank Shaw, spokesman for the tech giant, said that this is not really the case, calling it rather a “critical part of the plans [dell’azienda] for emerging categories such as mixed reality and the metaverse “. And adding, “We remain committed to HoloLens and the future development of HoloLens.” A statement that leaves us rather dumbfounded. On the other hand, employees of the mixed reality department have stated that some “factions” are trying to figure out which workspace to focus on, which means that Microsoft has more projects under its belt.
Indeed, there is a lot of confusion about it, inside and outside the company. One of the boldest discussions is whether the company should focus on creating products for corporate customers or whether it should include consumer products as well. Or even if the colossus has to fulfill military contracts first and foremost. For its part Ruben Caballero, the former Apple executive hired by Microsoft to lead HoloLens projects, said he wanted to focus on consumers and the metaverse. A project that would seem confirmed by the great acquisition of Activision Blizzard. CEO Satya Nadella himself said: “Gaming is the most dynamic and exciting category of entertainment on all platforms today and will play a key role in the development of metaverse platforms”. Speaking of which, no mention of HoloLens 3. Will it really be the end of it?