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Recruit Is Coming As A Mixed Reality Preview — Microsoft's Halo

04 Octubre 2017, 11:43 | Cornelio Vivanco

Recruit Is Coming As A Mixed Reality Preview — Microsoft's Halo

Recruit Is Coming As A Mixed Reality Preview — Microsoft's Halo

In an FAQ provided by AltspaceVR, the company said, "Microsoft is excited to incorporate communications technology into our mixed reality ecosystem". "The idea of putting on a headset seemed claustrophobic and the promise of truly inhabiting a virtual space felt far away... boy was I wrong". We use cookies to improve your browsing experience. Leaks have been circling around for a while, but Samsung and Microsoft finally made it official on Tuesday at a San Francisco event.

Can you watch it online?

The news comes in tandem with a couple of other Microsoft announcements.

"Mixed reality may usher in one of the biggest transformations of our time".

In regard to AltspaceVR's identity under the acquisition, a Microsoft spokesperson assured the community that "AltspaceVR will stay AltspaceVR". Halo: Recruit will be available as a free download on 17 October.

It should be noted that this isn't a VR Halo game as it is a short, five-minute experience created to test out VR technology. The headsets release on October 17.

Microsoft's mixed reality push doesn't end with hardware. In addition, the dual 2.89-inch display screens within the 1.34-pound HMD provide a resolution of 1440x1440 to each eye at up 90Hz.

Unlike earlier PC-based VR kit, the new products are able to track their wearers' movements in a room without requiring additional external sensors.

Headsets from Acer and Dell are also available, though they are cheaper at $399 and $359 respectively.

They're all supposed to be affordable, too.

The latest OEM to open preorders is Acer, with its dryly named "Windows Mixed Reality Headset". The Steam experience coming to Windows Mixed Reality is now available for developers, and it will be available as a preview for consumers this holiday. It also has a 110° FOV which is more than the 105° FOV of the other headsets. The headset also features two array microphones, an integrated AKG headset for 360° Spatial Sound and access to Microsoft's virtual assistant, Cortana. It's $499 asking price puts it $100 cheaper than the HTC Vive and the same as the Oculus Rift. This includes two motions controllers as part of the package.

Preorders kick off in the U.S. on 3 October.

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