Games will form the biggest chunk of content on Windows Mixed Reality, at least in the near-term, and to supplement that, Microsoft has enlisted Valve's SteamVR platform to help bolster its Mixed Reality library. That doesn't mean Microsoft isn't working on its own titles for Mixed Reality, though.
Working with Halo stewards 343 Industries, Microsoft Studios Corporate Vice President Bonnie Ross announced Halo Recruit at an event in San Francisco.
Halo Recruit sounds more like a VR "experience" rather than a full game, but it should serve as an interesting introduction to Mixed Reality for Halo fans picking up headsets this holiday season.
In a blog post on Microsoft's website, HoloLens inventor and Operating Systems Group Technical Fellow Alex Kipman shared some brief details about Halo Recruit.
It sounds like it could be a while before we get anything approaching a "full" Halo VR game from Microsoft, but if the company is truly all-in, perhaps Halo 6 will have some form of VR play.
For more from today's Mixed Reality announcements, see the links below.
- Samsung Odyssey HMD revealed for Windows Mixed Reality
- Microsoft has purchased Altspace VR
- Microsoft outlines its plans for Windows Mixed Reality
- SteamVR goes live this holiday season
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After recent developements with MS. I will purchase an Xbox One X when Halo VR is fully functional and not until then. My faith in anything MS says or demos is a bit shaky. Oculus and the Vive are pretty much the front runners here....and no Im not a troll. I am a MS fan tired of getting burned by investing in a company that lacks focus and vision when it comes to consumers.
I'm with you 100%.
This is not the same as Groove to me, but I feel ya
I like anything Halo, I hope Xbox X somehow manages to incorporate VR or MR!
Will this work with the Hololens? It's supposedly the same Mixed Reality Platform and idk if I want to buy a mixed reality headset just yet.
>> and that means Xbox, too Are you sure? We have no solid info on MR for Xbox.
If MS really wants this to succeed, they have to do one simple thing: Make an AR visor that looks like the Master Chief helmet. They. Will. Sell. Millions.
That would have fallen under merchandising under the now defunct Xbox entertainment studios via IP licensing from 343, in the legal sense.
If they wanted to, they could make it happen. In a few years, I'm sure a finished prototype will make the rounds showing what could have been. Just like all the other things they invested millions of R&D in, then decided to yank the plug...
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