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Microsoft Creators Program & Mixed Reality

Theresa Hayes | 05 March, 2017, 00:09

U.S. tech giant Microsoft will start shipping the Mixed Reality headset later this month in a bid to make Wndows 10 the most complete platform across the broadest range of devices. Create mixed reality experiences targeting a broad range of Windows 10 devices-from the untethered, self-contained HoloLens to fully immersive PC experiences using the upcoming Windows Mixed Reality headsets.

Back to the Acer headset, it will feature two liquid crystal displays with a resolution 1440 x 1440 displays, a 60 HZ refresh rate.

Microsoft is now referring to the Windows Holographic as the Mixed Reality, in order to show that it represents everything from AR to VR with everything in between included in it, according to Terry Myerson, the Group chief of Windows and Devices.

As for when consumers will be able to get one, that would be some time this holiday season, which is also when headsets from ASUS, Dell and Lenovo will likely make their debut. The new headsets will work with HoloLens apps, display Windows Universal Apps, even launch traditional Win32 programs in a single "desktop" window - and the wider field of view means there's no hunting around the room to find each one. These new Windows Mixed Reality headsets aren't quite there yet.

Xbox head Phil Spencer appeared on IGN's Unlocked this week and spoke about Microsoft's new Xbox Game Pass, E3, and Project Scorpio.

Another step forward for Microsoft in its mixed reality journey.

A lucky few developers will be able to get their hands on a low-priced Windows virtual reality headset starting this month. The software giant said the headset would start shipping to development partners later this month. VR experiences have already established themselves in the gaming world thanks to the likes of Rift, Vive, and Playstation VR, but the augmented side is also with its own perks as proven by the popularity of Pokemon Go.

The company confirmed that it will begin to ship developer edition headsets in partnership with Acer later this month.

The headset will be ACER prototypes and will offer access to the preview builds of Windows 10.

Overall, the Unified Update Platform should improve the update process for all Windows 10 users going forward.