Microsoft’s roadmap regarding the future of HoloLens has definitely been a bit mysterious, and that’s not surprising. The mixed reality device is something that’s fairly unprecedented, with the only similar devices on the market right now being the brand-new VR devices that have been storming gaming markets.
According to a recent interview between The Inquirer and HoloLens commercial lead Roger Walkden, Microsoft’s plans for the HoloLens don’t currently go much farther than the scope they’ve already reached. Only thousands of HoloLens headsets have been sold and, according to the interview, that’s enough.
“We’re not trying to sell hundreds of thousands or millions or anything, it’s expensive, and it’s not in huge numbers. So we’re happy with the level of sales that we’ve got – I can’t tell you anything about the numbers, but it’s in thousands, not hundreds of thousands, and that’s fine. That’s all we need.”
While there may be plans for the HoloLens in years to come, Microsoft seems content with the state of the device right now. As the components that make up the headset become less expensive, it’s possible that the road map will change to become more consumer-friendly.Further reading: Augmented Reality, HoloLens, Microsoft