HoloLens 2 Development Edition Financing is now available in the United States

Published 03-26-2021 12:46 PM 5,589 Views

HoloLens 2 Development Edition Financing is now available in the United States 




We are excited to announce financing availability for HoloLens 2 Development Edition in the United States starting March 25, 2021. Financing in other regions is not available.
During your purchase experience via Microsoft Store, customers will have the option to get started with the financing process under the “add to cart” button.



Customers will have the option of financing at different lengths, from 18 to 36 months with each financing option to include 0% interest. 






Get started building mixed reality solutions


HoloLens 2 Development Edition comes with the following benefits:


HoloLens 2 Development Edition1

Value (MSRP; in USD)

HoloLens 2 device


Azure credits


3-month Unity Pro license2


3-month Pixyz Plugin license3


Total Development Edition Value


Total cost of Development Edition


1 Available in the US, Canada, Germany, France, the UK, Ireland, Ireland, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, and Italy
2 Based on Unity Pro price of $150 per month
3 Based on Pixyz Plugin annual price of $1,150 per year


HoloLens 2 Development Edition costs $3,500 and combines the capabilities of HoloLens 2 with AzureUnity, and Pixyz to empower developers to build interactive experiences and render 3D holographic content with people, places, and things. The included Unity Pro and Pixyz Plugin 3-month trials provide developers a comprehensive toolset to create and deploy immersive and engaging mixed reality experiences. With an intuitive UI and toolset, rich interactivity, and true flexibility, Unity is the most versatile and widely used real-time 3D creative development platform for visualizing products and building interactive and virtual experiences.


With the recent announcement of Microsoft Mesh and the upcoming release of the Microsoft Mesh SDK, developers will be able to build even more immersive mixed reality applications that are multiuser and cross-platform with HoloLens 2 Development Edition. Learn more about the Microsoft Mesh building blocks by reading our recent blog post, Microsoft Mesh – A Technical Overview.


We look forward to seeing the mixed reality applications you build with your HoloLens 2 Development Edition. Learn how to design, develop, and distribute your apps by visiting mixed reality developer documentation. Stay up to date on the latest developer news by joining our mixed reality developer program.

Purchase your HoloLens 2 Development Edition here.


This is GREAT news!!! :fire: :fire: :fire: 

Frequent Visitor

Tried to find this financing option as part of the purchase process, but was unsuccessful. Is this not actually live yet?



@chuckfletcher I can see it show up on the Development Edition store page over here:
As well as more directly over here:

I dunno what region you're in, but if you don't see it there either, you might want to check regional availability!

Frequent Visitor

Yes, I found it. Thanks. Other issue now - I want to buy this as independent developer that isn't currently incorporated as a business, but the system doesn't seem to allow that. Must be an existing business. I'm employed as a developer/CTO full time but don't want buy/finance it through my current employer.

@chuckfletcher - We are working with LiftForward to update the form so that sole-proprieters get a SSN field and do not have to provide a business tax id.  I don't have an ETA on when that will be updated, but it's in the works.

Frequent Visitor

Thanks for the quick response. Will keep an eye out for that change.

Frequent Visitor

Will you post an update when that change is live? I've been waiting years for this announcement so I'm very much looking forward to it.

@chuckfletcher @jedigirl - The update to the form has been made.  Please let us know if you run into any additional issues.

Frequent Visitor

The form says it accepts SSN for sole proprietors though it still makes you fill in all the business fields. I completed it as best as I could but my application was rejected. Considering my credit and the info I got from their email it seems they are still treating me like a business. I tried to reach out and ask for clarification but have not heard back.

Occasional Visitor

Why do you need Unity Pro and the 3-month Pixyz Plugin license?

Occasional Visitor

I am a teacher at a Career and Technical High School and want to purchase / finance this but not through the school is this a possibility?


Bill Gordon

@jedigirl - I passed the feedback on to LiftForward, hopefully one of us hears back soon

@William Gordon - You should be able to purchase/finance it as an individual, by choosing the Sole Proprietor option.  That said, there are reports of this not working, so if you try it and run into issues, please let me know.

Occasional Visitor

cant apply as a sole prop because it still asks for all the business info which really does not apply to me so my application was declined. 

Frequent Visitor

@Claude430 the unity pro license and Pixyz Plugin license are just a marketing "sweeteners" that may in fact benefit Unity and Pixyz more than users ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Unity Pro isn't required (it has been at different points in the Hololen lifespan for developers but isn't now that I know of).

The Pixyz plugin is a CAD import tool, which is also useful for certain customer audiences, but may not be relevant to you.

Frequent Visitor

 Did you ever hear back from LiftForward? I never heard back and I doubt they intend to reply to my inquiry.

Occasional Visitor

@jedigirl I am in the exact same situation as you. It looks like they declined my application as a sole proprietor without even doing a credit check. And its been nearly impossible to reach a Lift Forward financing agent to speak with over the phone. 

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