Microsoft announces Halo: Recruit for Windows 10 VR

Halo on PC, but not the Halo we actually want.

Microsoft announces Halo: Recruit for Windows 10 VR

Microsoft announces Halo: Recruit for Windows 10 VR

 
Microsoft has revealed Halo: Recruit for Windows 10's upcoming Mixed Reality Headsets, acting as a 5-minute demo/experience that introduces VR users to the Halo universe. This piece of Software will be available for free on the Windows 10 Store for free, releasing on October 17th alongside Microsoft's Fall Creators Update and the official release of Microsoft's Windows 10 Mixed Reality headsets. 
 
To develop this title, 343 Industries worked with the VR studio Endeavor One, with 343 stating that the studio is excited and inspired to do more with VR moving forward, though at this time it is unknown if a full VR Halo game is planned. 
 
 


Today Alex Kipman announced in the Windows Mixed Reality blog a fun little arcade experience that we call "Halo Recruit." Let's be clear, this isn't a game or even a part of a game - it is a light introduction to the world of Halo and some of its most iconic characters... oh, and its weapons and maybe a Warthog. The point is, it was a chance for us to start to play with Microsoft's amazing 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). 

Our 5-minute Halo experience will be available for fans to try in Microsoft Stores, and as a free download from the Windows Store, on Oct. 17 (you will of course, need to have a Windows MR headset to play). "Halo Recruit" was developed in partnership with our good friends, Endeavor One. Endeavor One is a small powerhouse studio with deep ties to Halo; I'll let you look them up, but it was fantastic to get to experiment in this space with them.

  
Microsoft announces Halo: Recruit for Windows 10 VR  

Halo: Recruit will be available for free on the Windows 10 Store on October 17th and will only be available for users of Windows 10 Mixed Reality Headsets. At this time it is unknown of this title will be compatible with other VR headsets like the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift or OSVR. 

 

You can join the discussion on Halo: Recruit on the OC3D Forums

 

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04-10-2017, 08:40:26

Digikid
*squeals in delight*

Yes I am a HUGE Halo Fan.....sue me. Quote

04-10-2017, 09:14:10

Dicehunter
Such a shame you have to have an MR headset instead of just a VR headset for this, Not too keen on the idea of MR as I've tried the Hololens from Microsoft **which is AR but it's pretty close to MR** when I was in Germany at a little tech conference and while it was ok I much prefer straight up VR with no outside interference.

Found a video -

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05-10-2017, 08:34:35

Digikid
Yeah I saw that video. Very disappointing.....Quote

05-10-2017, 08:46:31

WYP
I just wish that they would bring the Master Cheif collection to PC.Quote

05-10-2017, 08:53:47

Daiyus
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Originally Posted by WYP View Post
I just wish that they would bring the Master Cheif collection to PC.
So true. I own an Xbox One and The Master Chief Collection, as well as Halo 5. I've even got Reach from my 360 days which is backwards compatible. I rarely play them as they're just not on the system I sit at to play.

I use the Xbox almost every day as DVD/BD player on my TV but I just don't think about it for gaming. While I grew up on consoles I just don't find playing games on a TV to be particularly comfortable anymore.

I would move the Xbox to my desk but it's a fairly small desk as it is, that and I use a bluetooth headset for audio which the Xbox won't support. Plus it would look terrible compared to gaming on my 4K monitor with my PC.

It'd be much better to just have the games natively on my PC as an experience. I'd buy every game at full retail in a heartbeat if they came to PC; ODST and Reach included.Quote
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