Developing the Future of Mixed Reality

| February 24, 2019

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We talk to the first developers to join Microsoft’s HoloLens partner program about what the future of Mixed Reality looks like.Object Theory are pretty much the oldest Mixed Reality company around, having launched in June 2015, before the HoloLens had even started shipping. In many ways they’re your typical tech company – my demos are delivered in the familiar blueprint of a trendy open-plan office with exposed brick walls, which sits above a sushi restaurant – but it’s got a different vibe from a lot of similar start-ups.

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