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Posted 25 January 2015 - 02:56 PM

Microsoft has confirmed that it is considering ways of making its HoloLens headset compatible with Xbox One.

Xbox boss Phil Spencer said that the holographic computer is a "standalone" product first and foremost, but admitted that "specific scenarios" on how it could be used with the console are under discussion.

"I think gaming will be important," he told Polygon. "Specific scenarios with the Xbox we're thinking hard about where people could ask about streaming solutions, use it as a display for Xbox, we don't have answers for any of those things."

HoloLens is a head-mounted computer that uses holographic technology to present the user with augmented reality imagery, which can be interacted with through gaze, voice, and hand gestures.

Gaming is expected to be one area of application, with a Minecraft clone shown running on the device at its unveiling.

Microsoft has confirmed that HoloLens will be released during Windows 10's lifecycle, but has not provided a more specific timeframe.

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