Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Twitter's Revenue Drops Despite User Growth
Western Digital Ships Fourth-Generation Ultrastar He12 12TB Hard Drive
Verizon's Latest Unlimited Data Plan Costs $80
LG Display Posts Record Earnings on OLED TV Sales
Google co-founder Sergey Brin Is Building Airship
Uber Faces New Setback In South Korea
Uber Takes to The Skies With Flying Taxis by 2020
ARM Introduces Image Signal Processor Targeted At ADAS
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > General Computing > Microso...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Microsoft Unveils First Windows Mixed Reality Dev Kit


Today, at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, Microsoft shared the next step in their mixed reality journey. Starting this month the company will begin to ship developer edition headsets created in partnership with Acer.



Microsoft is trying to make Windows 10 a complete platform across a broad range of mixed reality devices. Last year, the company announced partnerships with device makers including Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and 3Glasses on a wide range of headsets that pair with Windows Mixed Reality-ready PCs. These are the first mixed reality headsets to deliver built-in inside-out tracking, meaning there is no need to purchase or install external trackers or sensors in the wall. Moreover, you don't need to bother with a complicated setup, just plug and play.

In the following months, the Acer Windows Mixed Reality Development Edition headset will be given to game developers who attended Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality session at GDC. Game developers interested in building content for Windows Mixed Reality can sign up for ID@Xbox.

The specifications for the Acer Windows Mixed Reality Development Edition headset include:

  • Two high-resolution liquid crystal displays at 1440 x 1440
  • Display refresh rate up to 90 Hz (native)
  • Single cable with HDMI 2.0 (display) and USB 3.0 (data) for connectivity

AT GTC, Microsoft had on display a prototype version of Acer's headset, which used cameras in order to track the user without an external sensor (built-in inside-out tracking).

The headset didn't have onboard speakers or headphones, though its specifications call for an onboard audio jack that would let users plug in headphones.

Unlike the HoloLens, the Acer hardware won't support gesture tracking. Navigation inside mixed reality, in that case, will require another form of input.

Windows Mixed Reality experiences will also light up on other devices over time, beyond desktop and Microsoft HoloLens. Microsoft's plan is to bring mixed reality content to the Xbox One family of devices, including Project Scorpio, in 2018.



Previous
Next
Oculus Rift And Touch Bundle Now Available For $598        All News        ASML 3400B Production Platform For EUVL Ready For Shipping
Oculus Rift And Touch Bundle Now Available For $598     General Computing News      ASML 3400B Production Platform For EUVL Ready For Shipping

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
React VR Library Lets Developers Create VR Experiences By Using Javascript
Current VR Experiences Still Lack Of Real Engagement
Nvidia Releases Free FCAT VR Benchmarking Application
GDC 2017: Valve Demos SMI Eye Tracking on its VR Platform
LG Set To VR Head-mounted Virtual Reality Device With Valve
Qualcomm To Offer Developers VR Headset Powered By The With Snapdragon 835
Google Wants To Remove The VR headset
HTC To Bring VR To U Ultra Smartphone
Microsoft Unveils Tool to Help Others See What You See in HoloLens
Basemark Presents Comprehensive VR Benchmark For Your PC, Laptop
Intel To Bring Standalone Project Alloy VR Headset By The End Of the Year
New Samsung VR Headsets To Be Improved Upon HoloLens, Magic Leap

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2017 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .