HoloLens inventor and Operating Systems Group Technical Fellow Alex Kipman outlined the immediate future for Windows Mixed Reality, which he hailed as the future of computing. At the event, Microsoft also unveiled the Samsung HMD Odyssey, which joins headsets from Lenovo, Dell, Acer, and others that are set to go on sale this holiday season.
Accompanying Microsoft's big Mixed Reality push is Valve's SteamVR, which houses one of the largest libraries of VR games for PC.
Starting today, developers will be able to begin testing their SteamVR games on Windows Mixed Reality headsets, ahead of a consumer preview set to go live later this holiday season.
SteamVR sports some of the most popular VR titles out there, including Superhot VR, Job Simulator, and soon, Fallout 4 VR. Coupled with in-house titles such as Halo: Recruit and with Valve's backing through Steam, Windows Mixed Reality should get a huge gain in credibility, helping it to catch up to of Oculus Rift for VR gaming.
Hit the links below for more information from today's Windows Mixed Reality announcements.
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Mixed Reality is set to crush all competition. They've been making all the right moves. Getting all the big Tech companies to support it is a huge accomplishment. And Mixed Reality itself is an awesome platform. If they can't make VR mainstream then no one can.
Many years to go...
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