Microsoft partners with Cirque Du Soleil for mixed reality stage design

At Build 2017 today Alex Kipman and Cirque Du Soleil showed how the HoloLens can be used for show and set design.

The demo showed participants collaborating with a remote actor to make creative decisions.

Cirque Du Soleil has been active in the Mixed Reality world, having earlier created VR content for Oculus, such as Zarkana 360 degree performance for the Oculus Rift.

The move comes as Microsoft readies a raft of Virtual Reality headsets from partners such as Acer and HP which are due to be launched later this year, but which at present is still relatively devoid of entertainment content.  Netflix has also earlier announced that they will be bringing a VR version of the app to the Windows Store.

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