Microsoft revealed its Acer Windows Mixed Reality headset compatible with Xbox and it’s shipping to developers starting this March
In the year 2016, Tech Giant, Microsoft told at CES that the other hardware manufacturers can use its Windows Holographic Platform. During, GDC(Game Developer Choice Awards) 2017, It revealed Its plans on the mixed reality platform. Although, Microsoft’s headsets are compatible with PCs, but now it would soon be coming to the Xbox along with Project Scorpio in 2018.
It is still uncertain on how it would look like whether there will be an Xbox VR headset or not, however, it’s surely implied. “We’re also excited to share that Windows Mixed Reality experiences will light up on other devices over time, beyond the desktop and Microsoft HoloLens,” said the company in a statement. “Our plan is to bring mixed reality content to the Xbox One family of devices, including Project Scorpio, in 2018.”
Microsoft revealed Acer Windows “Mixed Reality”, a new name for Windows Holographic at GDC. Microsoft would be shipping Developer edition headsets to few of its selected developers from this March. The Developer version headsets would have two high-resolution displays at 1440 x 1440, a display refresh rate of up to 90 hertz, a 3.5mm jack for built-in audio support plus HDMI 2.0 and USB 3.0 for connecting to the computer.
The newly developed Windows Holographic has inside-out tracking feature like other mixed reality Hardware. This enables the User to have positional tracking without using external sensors.
It is going to be available to the Consumers sometime around the holiday season, which is also when headsets from ASUS, Dell, and Lenovo will likely make their debut. More information about the awaiting Microsoft’s mixed reality future can be known during its Build conference or E3 later this year. Microsoft Build 2017 is said to be held in Downtown Seattle in the month of May. It will be the platform where Microsoft is set to reveal about its latest new technologies.