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 ✔️ Unity MRTP 9 with improved IL2CPP 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, RS_PRERELEASE. There's a known issue with setup in OS Build 16199 and 16215. Please see the workaround. The issue should be fixed in OS Build 16226.
Development Tools Visual Studio 2017 ✔️
Windows 10 Creators Update SDK ✔️
Unity 5.6.x ⚠️ Private Unity Mixed Reality Technical Preview (MRTP) builds available directly through Unity.
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!
Store Submit mixed reality apps to store ⚠️ Unity MRTP 7 or older fails WACK, prevents 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