Microsoft today releases a developer edition of the company's HoloLens 2 headset. With a price of $ 3,500, it is exactly the same price as the version that will be sold to companies this year. While the original commercial price of HoloLens was $ 5,000, the original development kit was always $ 3,500, so this time there will be no price cuts for developers.
The kit will include HoloLens 2 hardware and Azure credits along with free Unity tests. Pro and Unity PiXYZ Plugin for CAD data. Microsoft also reveals that Unreal Engine 4 support for HoloLens 2 will be available for developers to start using by the end of May. This is a key addition for developers, and will allow applications that include photorealistic renderings for use in manufacturing, product design, architecture and more.
Microsoft has not yet established an exact release date for HoloLens 2, but the company promises to deliver development and commercial units later this year.