Hello everyone.

We have decided to phase out the Mixed Reality Forums over the next few months in favor of other ways to connect with us.

The first way we want to connect with you is our mixed reality developer program, which you can sign up for at https://aka.ms/IWantMR.

The plan between now and the beginning of May is to clean up old, unanswered questions that are no longer relevant. The forums will remain open and usable.

On May 1st we will be locking the forums to new posts and replies. They will remain available for another three months for the purposes of searching them, and then they will be closed altogether on August 1st.

So, where does that leave our awesome community to ask questions? Well, there are a few places we want to engage with you. For technical questions, please use Stack Overflow, and tag your questions using either hololens or windows-mixed-reality. If you want to join in discussions, please do so in the HoloDevelopers Slack, which you can join by going to https://aka.ms/holodevelopers. And always feel free to hit us up on Twitter @MxdRealityDev.

Can we use motion controllers with HoloLens ?

that would be a very cool thing to do, given the input limitations of gestures on HoloLens. and it would open a lot of gaming perspectives.

Hey, I'm a Microsoft Student Partner and a Mixed Reality Project Manager at a game development studio. I'm here to inspire and get inspired. Cheers.

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  • Really? Is it limited by the hardware? Meaning, does the Hololens not have the correct inside-out tracking camera? Or is this due to the OS currently running on the HoloLens - Meaning it will work with the new Creators Update?
    I'm specifically looking for something to use with the Hololens that can use to get precision positional and rotational data from (ie - I want to use a device of some type to point and shoot, rather than use my fingers.) Any suggestions would be appreciated.

  • @jasonhbartlett - They are not answering that question. But, in my opinion, it would likely take an OS and Firmware update for the HoloLens to work with the motion controllers. I have no idea if/when that might happen. I know lots of people would love to see it happen (myself included!)

  • Earlier this month I asked Alex Kipman about that,
    he said not yet, so there is hope.

    Hey, I'm a Microsoft Student Partner and a Mixed Reality Project Manager at a game development studio. I'm here to inspire and get inspired. Cheers.

  • This could be really useful, and I have no doubt it is on the feature list of HoloLens team. Can't wait to see that happen.

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