To build hype for HoloLens 2 among developers, Microsoft lends a page of Magic Leap's playbook.
As of March 12, Microsoft will live a six-part series of talk programs called The Realities Show, which will explore various aspects of the next generation of HoloLens. Similarly, Magic Leap launched a monthly series on Twitch's preview of Magic Leap One 2018.
Microsoft will stream The episodes from the San Francisco Reactor facility, which also include a mixed reality capture studio. The first episode will serve as a round of the Mobile World Congress, which hosts Microsoft's great revelation of HoloLens 2.
The exhibition will continue to inflate two episodes a month for April and May. The April 2 episode will cover input methods, such as eye tracking, physics-based interactions and close and long 3D content interactions, while the April 26 episode will focus on the HoloLens 2 screen, its point of view and technical design considerations. Both May episodes will include general spatial computing, with May 6 showing the same as the first day of the Build developers conference, and the May 28 episode as an epilogue for Memorial Day weekend.
The reality show plan will be unpacked on June 14 when the program will cover MixedRealityToolkit (MRTK) and include some practical images within Unity to display the MRTK tools.
While the series serve to accommodate the appetites of HoloLen's fans and hype the new product, there is a risk. A section of Magic Leap's show gave viewers a first look at developer demos and 3D content generated by Magic Leap One. Some of the negative reactions to the demons led to Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz releasing a tweet storm to defend his company's technology . Let's assume that Microsoft's marketing team took notes.
If you wait for the release of HoloLens 2 unbearably, check back with the Microsoft Mixed Reality Events page for the live stream links, as they are available.