Developer readiness status

Immersive headset development

Based on your feedback and our internal testing, the following is our assessment of immersive headset developer readiness status. Please share your experience & suggestions in the forums.

Area Sub Area Status Notes
Documentation Setup immersive headset for first time ✔️
Install the development tools ✔️
Recommended development PC spec ✔️
Development overview ✔️
Getting started with a new development project ✔️
Porting guides ✔️ Improved IL2CPP in Unity can make some UWP ports significantly easier.
Holographic Academy tutorials ⚠️ Will be updated for immersive headsets post-Build. (Most concepts apply to immersive headsets, but gestures and spatial mapping are exclusive to HoloLens.)
Known Issues ✔️ If you see something else, please give us feedback.
Community Forums ✔️ Share your experience and suggestions!
HoloToolkit ✔️
HoloToolkit-Unity ✔️
Windows version Windows 10 Creators Update ⚠️ For the best development experience, we recommend Windows Insider Fast, and choose “Active Development of Windows”. If you experience any issues with Windows updates, please give us feedback.
Development Tools Visual Studio 2017 ✔️
Windows 10 Creators Update SDK ✔️
Unity 5.6.x or Unity 2017.2 beta ⚠️ Private Unity Mixed Reality Technical Preview (MRTP) builds available directly through Unity. The latest Unity 2017.2 beta also supports Windows Mixed Reality.
Acer Windows Mixed Reality Development Edition Setup ⚠️ We're testing a lot of hardware, OS, and software configurations, but if you see issues on your setup, please share your feedback
Drivers ✔️
In-use Reliability ⚠️
Development experience Desktop ✔️
Laptop ⚠️ Performance issues are resolved. However there are known issues with some GPU setups.
Input Bluetooth gamepads ✔️ Xbox controller recommended
Motion controllers ⚠️ Hardware will be released soon! You will need to use the latest Windows Insider Builds of “Active Development of Windows” and driver to use motion controllers.
Store Submit mixed reality apps to store ✔️ Unity MRTP 7 or older failed WACK, prevented submission. Fixed in Unity MRTP 8.
Browse mixed reality apps in store ⚠️ The store front does not yet provide filters for mixed reality apps.

See also