News: Microsoft Mobile World Congress Invite Hints at HoloLens 2 Release

Microsoft Mobile World Congress Invite Hints at HoloLens 2 Release

The mystery surrounding the release of the next version of the HoloLens has been swirling for months, but at least some of that mystery may removed in the coming weeks.

In an invite sent out on Wednesday, Microsoft is inviting members of the media to an event at this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain. That's fairly normal for MWC, but what stands out is one name included on the invite: Alex Kipman, the inventor of the HoloLens.

There's no confirmation as to what the company will announce, but given the recent chatter in the HoloLens community about an impending HoloLens 2 release, it's highly likely that the event will either deliver new details on the release or perhaps even deliver the public's first look at the new device.

"Our pre-conference press reception will be hosted by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, CVP Julia White and Technical Fellow Alex Kipman," reads the invite for the event, which will take place on Feb. 24.

Is this the second coming of the HoloLens that so many have been waiting for? Microsoft isn't saying, but there's a strong chance that we'll at least get more detail, and perhaps even a look at the device Microsoft hopes to use to compete with upstart competitor Magic Leap and a range of other augmented reality devices entering the market.

Cover image via Trimble MEP/YouTube

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