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Microsoft announce their Win10 VR headset

Microsoft announce their Win10 VR headset, which will start at the price of $299

Microsoft announce their Win10 VR headset

Microsoft announce their Win10 VR headset

Microsoft has just announced their new Win10 VR series of headsets, which will come at the price of $299 and not require the use of an external tracking system. 
 
This series of VR headsets will be priced starting at $299 and come to market in 2017, with the company partnering with ASUS, Acer, Dell, HP and Lenovo to bring this VR headset to market. Aesthetically this headset looks more similar to PlayStation VR than the Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive, with the mass of the headset resting on your forehead rather than strapping the headset directly to your face. 

Right now Microsft has not announced the PC system requirements of the internal hardware specifications for the Win10 headset but it is expected to be marketed towards creativity and media viewing purposes rather than gaming. 

 

Microsoft announce their Win10 VR headset  

The Win10 VR headset will not require and external tracking setups but instead use an internal tracking method, removing the need for a dedicated VR playing space with a lengthy setup process. This will no doubt sacrifice some accuracy when ti comes to tracking, but it will make the headset a lot easier to use as well as greatly reduce the cost. 

This headset will be coming from multiple manufacturers, each of which will have their own personalised design in mind, giving each a slightly different look and feel. Right now it is unknown if different manufacturers will be able to make any changes outside of the headset's aesthetics, like using different refresh rate or resolution screens. 

 

You can join the discussion on Microsoft's Win10 VR headset on the OC3D Forums

 

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26-10-2016, 15:07:47

Dicehunter
Will be interesting to see how the hardware specs stack up to the Rift and Vive.Quote

26-10-2016, 18:05:42

jimma47
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
Will be interesting to see how the hardware specs stack up to the Rift and Vive.
I wouldn't be expecting too much - this looks more like the Samsung gear type headset than the fully immersive stuff. It's a good way to get more people on board as it's really cheap in comparison to both the Vive and the Rift. I'd say it's also geared towards VR for *cough* videos or 360 photography and virtual tours rather than precision gaming.Quote

27-10-2016, 00:59:06

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by jimma47 View Post
I wouldn't be expecting too much - this looks more like the Samsung gear type headset than the fully immersive stuff. It's a good way to get more people on board as it's really cheap in comparison to both the Vive and the Rift. I'd say it's also geared towards VR for *cough* videos or 360 photography and virtual tours rather than precision gaming.
Well if it's Samsung gear I sure as heck wish it doesn't blow up while on someone's faceQuote

27-10-2016, 07:03:14

tinytomlogan
Someone put me out of my misery, why does this look so familiar?Quote

30-10-2016, 11:16:17

steve30x
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Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Someone put me out of my misery, why does this look so familiar?
The Bottom one looks like the PS VR without the blue lights. I am interested to see what its like though.Quote
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