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HoloLens' first version aimed at enterprise, says Microsoft CEO

The first version of Microsoft's HoloLens will be aimed at enterprise use, and not gaming.

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Although gaming served one of the key demos used to demonstrate Microsoft's augmented reality headset HoloLens, it may be a while before it becomes the main focus of the device.

Speaking to Zdnet , Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said that version 1 of HoloLens is will be more about developers and enterprise.

"In general Microsoft's approach will be always this dual-use focus, or this multi-focus," he said. "What we can uniquely do is bridge consumer to enterprise.

"I want every technology of ours to seek that out. In the HoloLens case, when I look at the interest, it's amazing how many are in hospitals, healthcare, retail. That's where I'm seeing the interest and we'll definitely go after it."

Nadella added that Microsoft's move to buy Minecraft was in part to "create a new genre of gaming for mixed reality".

"Gaming will always be a scenario and there will be other entertainment broadly. But, with the V.1 of HoloLens, I want us to push a lot more of the enterprise usage."

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