Don’t be surprised if you don’t get the best field of view on the HoloLens

A prototype of Microsoft's HoloLense

The HoloLens is Microsoft’s headset that attempts to bring holograms into our lives. Many technology enthusiasts have been really excited about this project. It’s interesting that Microsoft is trying turn what was science fiction a few years ago into near reality. 

But for those of you who are excited on getting one of these when it officially becomes available, you may be a little disappointed in the possible lack of field of view on this device. Some of the people who got to demo the device early were a little disappointed when they tried the latest prototype of the HoloLens, including Tom Warren of The Verge who writes, “Instead of being immersed, it’s like looking through a letterbox.” 

During an appearance at E3 during the Giant Bomb live interview, executive at Microsoft Kudo Tsunoda tells everyone: “The hardware isn’t final so none of the things are completely done. I think you’re never going to get to full peripheral field of view, but certainly the hardware we have the field of view isn’t exactly final. But I wouldn’t say it’s going to be hugely noticeably different either.”

This may not be good for Microsoft if they don’t get the field of view really high on the HoloLens. After all, the exciting part of the HoloLens is how immersive and exciting it is to practically view holograms for the first time. 

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