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HoloLens 2 developer edition: Microsoft announced HoloLens 2 Development Edition at $3,500

Operating system giant Microsoft announced the HoloLens 2 Development Edition at a cost of $3,500; which includes $500 500 in Azure credits and a trial of Unity Pro and Unity PiXYZ.

The HoloLens 2 for developers will come at a cost of $3,500 and it includes $500 Azure credit and a trial of Unity Pro and Unity PiXYZ in one package. The HoloLens 2 is available for buy outright or developers can choose to pay $99 per month. Microsoft is giving HoloLens 2 to developer under Microsoft’s installment plan of $99 per month.

This hardware will help developer to start the development of mixed reality applications which will use Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 hardware.

Microsoft first unveiled HoloLens 2 at this year’s Mobile World Congress. Now company is giving the hardware to the developers for development of next generation applications for this device.

The developer hardware does not come with any special hardware but it is similar to the model which will be released into the store once goes into the market. The developer version just includes $500 extra Azure credits and three-month trial of Unity Pro and Unity PiXYZ plugin.

Developers interested in purchasing the HoloLens 2 Development Edition will have to first join the Microsoft Mixed Reality Developer Program by signing up on its site. Those who have pre-ordered the standard edition will be able to change their orders later this year as well.

It is expected that Microsoft could release HoloLens 2 at a price less than $3,500 once it’s available for purchase later this year.

According to the GM of Industrial at Unity, Tim McDonough developers will be able to pair Hello Lens 2 with the Unity’s real-time 3D platform. This will enable developers to create impressive applications.  He further added “The addition of Unity Pro and PiXYZ Plugin to HoloLens 2 Development Edition gives businesses the immediate ability to create real-time 2D, 3D, VR, and AR interactive experiences while allowing for the importing and preparation of design data to create real-time experiences.”

Microsoft also revealed that Unreal Engine 4; its support for HoloLens 2 will be available to developers by the end of May.

The HoloLens 2 is a pair of mixed reality smartglasses which is designed, developed and being manufactured by technology giant Microsoft. The HoloLens 2 is the successor to the pioneering Microsoft HoloLens.

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