As early as May 2019, Microsoft announced HoloLens 2 for developers. But it wasn’t until a year and a half later that it finally went on sale in the U.S. In addition, Microsoft is committed to bringing the HoloLens 2 development to markets such as Canada, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland and Italy by the end of 2020.
Microsoft says developers can use Hololens 2 to combine Azure Mixed Reality Services with Unity Pro, a widely used real-time 3D development platform, to easily use industrial design data to create a professional Mixed Reality experience.
In addition, PiXYZ plug-ins enable real-time experience tools based on computer-aided drawing (CAD) or building information management (BIM) data.
Interested developers can order the $3,500 HoloLens 2 Development (telephone contact) on Microsoft’s website. By 2021, the company also plans to offer installment options as low as $99 a month.