With the Windows 10 Creators Update, Microsoft is bringing the Windows Holographic Shell to Windows 10 PCs. With Windows Holographic, Windows 10 users will be able to use some of their apps and games in a VR environment via virtual reality headsets from companies like Dell, Acer, Lenovo, and Asus in 2017.
Microsoft has already started including parts of Windows Holographic in the latest Insider builds of Windows 10. The company added a “Windows Holographic” app to Windows 10 with a recent Insider build — and with Windows 10 Build 14986 last week, Microsoft has updated the app. We’re able to try out Windows Holographic in a simulation mode in the latest Insider build of Windows 10 and get our first look at the feature.
At the moment, there honestly isn’t anything to be excited about as we were only able to open up the Start Menu in Windows Holographic. Apart from that, we weren’t able to do anything else as there doesn’t seem to be any way of interacting with the system at the moment as this is just a simulation.
Here’s a video showing off Windows Holographic in action:
Windows Holographic does, indeed, look very exciting. We’ll likely get a much better look in 2017 once Microsoft releases newer builds of Windows 10 to Insiders. However, for the most part, the Windows Holographic experience should be very similar to what we already have in the Microsoft HoloLens — so if you already own a HoloLens, this probably won’t be very exciting for you.