Windows VR Headset Release Date, News & Update: Microsoft Teams Up With HP, Dell, Lenovo, Asus, Acer For Device Development!

By MPEO , Updated Oct 28, 2016 06:07 AM EDT

Microsoft event was a success, showcasing their new innovations and products last Wednesday in New York. The company has announced its partnership with computer tech companies in developing their project, the Windows VR headset.

In our recent report, Microsoft has showcased their new products like the Surface Studio, which transcends from a normal use to a comprehensive creativity of art and designing. But, the tech giant did not stop there; they also introduced their new ambitious Windows VR headset.

According to PC World report, Windows VR headset is at par with today's available mobile VR headsets. The Windows VR headset features an "inside-out six degrees of freedom sensors," which is able to track down their own position using the internal sensor. Also, unlike the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, the Windows VR headset negates the need for base stations and dedicated VR spaces.

As of the moment, there is no available mobile VR that offers the flexibility of not having any base stations and VR spaces. The closest one is a prototype called, Santa Cruz, but it's more of an idea at this time than a reality. Also, Windows VR headset will use a tethered connection from a PC or a laptop.

In Engadget report, Windows VR headset will be compatible with the latest update of Windows 10, the Creators Update. The newest Windows 10 update will bring "3D designing and scanning features" to the users. Microsoft's partnership with other tech companies is to ensure that the cost of the Windows VR headset will be affordable. It is expected to cost only $299 on its release.

Meanwhile, Microsoft's announcement of the Windows VR headset has put tech people to ask about what happen to a possible partnership with Oculus and Microsoft. Last year, Xbox chief Phil Spencer was seen on stage at Oculus' E3 Event and he announced that Oculus Rift would ship with an Xbox One controller.

With the recent concluded Microsoft Event, there could be a possibility that Microsoft has changed their mind from tapping Oculus for their Xbox One games. Instead, Microsoft could have seen a potential in their Windows VR headset especially in maximizing the use of it not just in games. However, there is no confirmation yet from Microsoft about their previous announcement in regards to tapping the Oculus Rift for Xbox One console. The full Microsoft event, which was held last Wednesday can be watched below.


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