Augmented reality and virtual reality are no longer just buzz words. Serious work is being done by some of the biggest companies in the tech industry to bring this technology to the mainstream. HoloLens is Microsoft’s augmented reality project and the company today announced a partnership with Intel that’s going to bring support for the HoloLens platform to all Windows 10 PCs starting next year.
This new partnership between Microsoft and Intel will enable future Windows 10 PCs to support mixed reality apps. Microsoft is going to release an update for Windows 10 next year that will enable PCs to run Windows Holographic shell which will be necessary to run these apps.
The announcement came after Intel unveiled its Project Alloy all-in-one virtual reality platform. It uses Intel RealSense technology to provide a completely untethered VR experience as all of the components required for the device to function are located on the headset itself.
Windows Holographic Shell will enable an entirely new experience for multitasking in mixed reality with users being able to interact with both 3D and 2D apps at the same time. Microsoft shared a video on the stage of a real Windows 10 holographic experience running on a tiny Intel system at 90 frames-per-second.