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Microsoft unveils Windows Mixed Reality headset from Samsung

Microsoft unveils Windows Mixed Reality headset from Samsung

Microsoft also said that it had acquired AltspaceVR, a California virtual reality software startup that was building social and communications tools until it ran into funding problems earlier this year. This time it is a premium product that has been unveiled by Samsung. The point is, it was a chance for us to start to play with Microsoft's incredible new technology and for you to get to stand toe-to-toe with an Elite (yes, I may have whimpered a little my first time in). You can also have a go by popping into a Microsoft store.

Microsoft is counting on virtual reality headsets made by other companies to help establish personal computers running on its Windows 10 operating system as the best way to explore artificial worlds.

Windows Mixed Reality will come with a mini-game called Halo:Recruit, to show off what is possible and what could come from Halo developers 343 in the future. After its release, the HMD Odyssesy headset will become available in Hong Kong, Brazil, Korea and China.

Samsung's headset is HMD Odyssey and has full support for the Microsoft platform - Windows Mixed Reality. These include Acer, Dell, HP, and Lenovo. By all reviews, the headset is a little more VR than AR - but the Oculus Rift competitor should have gamers somewhat excited.

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Samsung's HMD Odyssey VR headset is here and it packs dual 3.5-inch AMOLED screens, AKG headphones, two cameras for spacial awareness and two motion controllers. The built-in headphones are a game-changer (no pun intended) in the world of VR gaming and will no doubt have countless additional applications. Or titles now available in market can give you a 1400 x 1400 display resolution and a 95 degree viewing angle per eye.

The headset does not come with the flip-up visors that are available on other devices, but its design brings extra padding on the cheek fittings.

VR, on the other hand, completely immerses people into fake worlds, and usually requires wearing a headset that blocks out everything else.


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