Microsoft holding Windows Mixed Reality event on October 3

Microsoft will hold a dedicated Windows Mixed Reality event on October 3. The tech giant has started inviting members of the press to the San Francisco event, which will take place just a couple of weeks before the first consumer Windows Mixed Reality headsets are set to go on sale (via The Verge)

The first consumer headsets are set to arrive on October 17, launching right alongside the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Headsets from Dell, HP, Lenovo, and ASUS are all set to be available either at launch or over the coming months, with pricing starting at $299.

No word on what exactly Microsoft will be showing off at the October event, but it's likely we'll get another overview of what's coming down the pike from hardware partners. Microsoft also likely has some surprises in store.

Update September 18, 2017: We reached out to Microsoft for more details.

"Microsoft is on a mission to empower everyone to achieve more, and one of the ways we are doing that is through innovation with the most comprehensive approach to mixed reality – from handheld AR to immersive VR to the world's first and still only self-contained holographic computer, Microsoft HoloLens. We are invested in mixed reality technology and look forward to continuing the journey with our community of developers, commercial partners and consumers. On October 3, Alex Kipman will elaborate on our vision and showcase our Windows Mixed Reality experience coming this holiday to Windows 10 PCs." – a Microsoft spokesperson