Microsoft CEO: Right Now, HoloLens Is Not Aimed At Gaming

‘I want us to push enterprise usage.’

Posted By | On 14th, Jul. 2015 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


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Microsoft’s HoloLens may look absolutely amazing, especially given the possibilities and potential it holds with respect to gaming – does anyone remember Microsoft’s incredible Minecraft demo on HoloLens at E3 last month? – but as of right now, Microsoft is more interested in pushing the tech for enterprise users, rather than for gamers, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said.

“I did buy Minecraft to create a new genre of gaming for mixed reality. We bought Minecraft for many reasons: because it’s the number one PC app; it’s the number one console app; it’s the number one paid mobile app on iOS and Android. I wanted a hit game even for the new medium of mixed reality. And we will have that. Gaming will always be a scenario and there will be other entertainment broadly. But, with the V.1 of HoloLens, I want us to push a lot more of the enterprise usage.

“In general Microsoft’s approach will be always this dual-use focus, or this multi-focus. What we can uniquely do is bridge consumer to enterprise. That’s in our DNA. That’s why it’s even in our mission statement of empowering people and organizations. I want every technology of ours to seek that out. In the HoloLens case, when I look at the interest, it’s amazing how many are in hospitals, healthcare, retail. That’s where I’m seeing the interest and we’ll definitely go after it.”.

So, yeah. While you may be able to muck around with Minecraft on the thing, I wouldn’t go around expecting it to be the next big thing for gaming, at least not yet.


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  • GamerJudge

    “I want us to push a lot more of the enterprise usage.” That’s what the Hololens has been all along, every preview of it has been less about games and more about how it can be use in work, home and anywhere for that matter and I like it! Minecraft on the Hololens is just a preview of what gaming could become on it.
    Now of course Microsoft must have VR (not AR what Hololens is) in mind and that’s why they made a partnership with Oculus Rift. I bet Microsoft will see how well AR does on PC and of course PS4 and then see if its ok to spend money on making OR native with the Xbox One.

    • Psionicinversion

      atm Hololens needs windows 10 to function i think, its not a standalone device i dont think atm anyway…. VR needs the next gen of console hardware really. Oculus isnt good for xbox because xbox hasnt got the power to do proper VR. Morpheous uses tricks to get around the PS4’s lack of power which the oculus doesnt have

    • GamerJudge

      You ever think they could modify the OC so it could work on the Xbox One? Make a unique Oculus Rift for the Xbox One? You really think Microsoft made a partnership just so the OR could be used they way its being used with the Xbox One? MS has made some errors but they aren’t stup*d.

    • Psionicinversion

      it could do but im not sure how VR is going to take off so MS is better off taking a wait and see approach, the initial rush for VR will be pretty bigish BUT what happen 6-12 months after is the big question if it rapidly drops off with little interest after. Theyve saved themselves a ton of money, if it does get bigger then they can spend 6-9months implementing tech into OC for the xbox, then early adopters will be mad unless they create a device between the xbox and oculus so existing users wont be left out.

      Theres a massive question mark over VR tbh, sony throwing everything at it but could be another sony failure. MS is better off waiting, if VR does go big and stays big for a long time they havnt really lost anything

  • Psionicinversion

    YES… MS making the right decision. Im pretty sure kinect could of done ALOT better in non gaming sectors if they hadnt marketed it so heavily as a device to use with the xbox

    • XbotMK1

      I love how Microsoft fanboys were bragging about Hololens in references to gaming.

      But when Microsoft says it’s not focused on gaming, Xbox fanboys say, “Oh, this is a good thing.”

    • Psionicinversion

      I’ve never said it should be used for gaming. In fact I think it should never be used for gaming because the more it gets associated with gaming the more likely the product will fail

  • *Also On PC

    Could be worse.

    Could be a 720P VR Headset with mobile games locked to garbage console hardware that can’t handle it set for release next year.

    • XbotMK1

      I’ll take a 720p game with VR over a cheesy “Bob the Builder” program gimmick with Hololens that I could run on a smartphone.

    • Terminator

      You already take Sony’s d*ck everyday so that would be a surprise.

  • XbotMK1

    Once again Microsoft lied to the consumer. That Hololens demo was exposed as being missleading. It’s Kinect all over again.

    Microsoft = lies, over promises, and underdeliver.

    • GamerJudge

      “sight” You are a lost cause.

    • XbotMK1

      And you’re a Microsoft drone.

    • GamerJudge

      That’s it? That’s all you could come up with? Your better of saying the cr*p you spout that you cant proof.

    • Kinect

      He’s right. Look at your comment directed at the article. Pure Microsoft @sskissery.

    • Terminator

      His not right but I wouldnt expect one of XbotMK1’s suck puppet accounts to agree.

    • *Also On PC

      Like Sony lying about 1080P 60FPS at the start of the gen, right?

      Where is the 1080P 60FPS, John Derp?

    • Anthony

      Sony didn’t promise 1080p 60 fps at the start of this gen.

    • *Also On PC

      Yes they did :^)

    • Kinect

      And how does “actively pushing for 1080p and 60 fps” mean “promises 1080p and 60 fps”?

      You keep proving how dumb and pathetic you are.

    • *Also On PC

      Excuses, excuses, excuses. That’s all Sony has this gen.


 

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