Microsoft is forging ahead with its mixed reality project as it now partners with Acer in bringing developers a mixed reality headset. Other companies Microsoft is working with include ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and 3Glasses who are all working on their own headsets that will work with a compatible PC. All of the headsets, including the Acer, are supposed to be a plug-and-play experience meaning there will be no need to purchase or install external trackers or sensors in the wall.
To empower even more developers to create in mixed reality, we gave a “golden ticket” to game developers who attended our Windows Mixed Reality session at GDC, and those developers will receive the Acer developer edition headset in the coming months.
We’re also excited to share that Windows Mixed Reality experiences will light up on other devices over time, beyond desktop and Microsoft HoloLens. Our plan is to bring mixed reality content to the Xbox One family of devices, including Project Scorpio, in 2018.
The Acer headset specs are as follows:
- Two high-resolution liquid crystal displays at 1440 x 1440
- Display refresh rate up to 90 Hz (native)
- Built-in audio out and microphone support through 3.5mm jack
- Single cable with HDMI 2.0 (display) and USB 3.0 (data) for connectivity
We can’t wait to see what our developer partners build with our expanding platform, which currently delivers more than 20,000 Universal Windows applications, including mixed reality apps and games as well as the ability to stream Xbox games to your Windows 10 PC. Not only will you enjoy spectacular, immersive experiences, but also the things that you do most with your Windows PC – in mixed reality. Here’s a video we created to give you a glimpse of what is possible with Windows Mixed Reality:
Exciting things happening with Microsoft and its partners. What do you think of the project? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.Source: Microsoft
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