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Microsoft: HoloLens 3 Will Happen, but the Update Must Be “Meaningful”

Microsoft says that it will build a HoloLens 3 headset by only when the company thinks there is value for customers.


It has been nearly four years since launched at the Mobile World Conference in Feb. 2019. The company is still heavily investing in the platform, including new collaboration solutions for the metaverse. Even so, the future of the hardware itself has been less certain. However, Microsoft will build a HoloLens 3 but only when the time is right.

In a wider post discussing HoloLens 2 in the workplace and metaverse, Microsoft Vice President of Mixed Reality, Scott Evans, says the company will launch a HoloLens 3 eventually. However, he says that it will only happen when Microsoft can deliver a meaningful update to the hardware.

In other words, the company wants to avoid an incremental update:

“No one wants to be obsoleted for 10% better capabilities. They don't need a successor yet, but they want to know it will be there at the right time,” says Evans.

“We're just looking for the right design point to make it a meaningful update. They want a successor device that's going to enable an even higher return on investment.”

That sort of suggests it won't be happening any time soon. Even so, it is good that HoloLens remains a hardware objective for Microsoft as well as a software project.

Collaboration Tools

Alongside this announcement, the wider blog was focusing on how HoloLens 2 is helping to deliver metaverse solutions. For its latest updates, Microsoft is leveraging the combined power of Dynamics 365 Mixed Reality Apps with the Power Platform, Microsoft Teams, Azure, and OneDrive.

All these solutions working together provide productivity gains and that are powered by .

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Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.