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Epic Games shows moon landing in HoloLens 2

May 06, 2019 / DEAN TAKAHASHI

Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 is an augmented reality headset that is targeted at enterprises that can use huge data sets. So Epic Games used its Unreal Engine 4 to create a demo of the 50th anniversary of the landing on the moon to show what HoloLens 2 can do.[Update: The demo experienced technical difficulties and was canceled while the speakers were on stage. Microsoft and Epic described what they intended to do in an interview. Update 2: The demo video is now live.] HoloLens 2 is aimed at things like design studies, collaboration, training, and medical analysis — and all sorts of amazing things that augmented reality enables. The demo at the Microsoft Build event in Seattle is meant to show that HoloLens 2 can process a ton of data.“One of the challenges with the enterprise is that the data sets can be incredibly huge if you’re working on a corporate user,” said Kim Libreri, chief technology officer of Epic Games, in an interview with GamesBeat. He said the p...