Microsoft To Bring Mixed Reality To Xbox One, Project Scorpio In 2018

Microsoft has an ambitious plan to compete with PlayStation VR — and it could mean big things for the Xbox

It looks more like a VR headset in design, with an attached cable, but still has AR abilities. According to GameSpot, Other PC manufacturers like Acer, Dell, HP and Lenovo also planned to introduce MWR which also suggest compatibility with Xbox Project Scorpio and a large market for Microsoft. It's Acer's Mixed Reality developer kit for Windows 10.

"Our engineers and developers are actively continuing to work to resolve the issue causing some members to have problems finding previously-purchased content or purchasing new content", Microsoft have confirmed. It also benefits from inside out-tracking unlike its competition, which means it doesn't have to depend on separate external cameras to figure out where you are in a room.

The "phased rollout" of these dev kits, starting with those who received a "golden ticket" for attending the Windows Mixed Reality session at GDC, will begin later this month.

Also during the Game Developers Conference, Microsoft launched Acer's mixed reality headset. Microsoft will start sending out the dev kits "soon" to content creators.

One of the biggest questions surrounding Microsoft's mixed reality platform, Windows Holographic, is if it will support the company's mysterious Project Scorpio.

There's just one thing: Microsoft insists that these five devices aren't virtual reality headsets.


Microsoft has collaborated with other tech giants to create what has been dubbed as the Microsoft mixed reality gears.

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

For now, Microsoft is testing UUP with Windows Insiders for PCs and mobile, but will eventually use the system for all Windows 10 devices, including HoloLens, tablets, and IoT devices.

There's more coming in the future for Windows Mixed Reality.

However, he still recommends that users choose the default Windows settings to ensure that the OS is really up to date and running in top condition. The leader of the team that's in charge of creating Project Scorpio has officially announced that the console will be able to provide owners with 8 teraflops of power, but that's about it.

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