Microsoft is expected to hold two WinHEC events in December that will reveal its virtual reality (VR) headset plans for Windows 10. The Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) is a series of technical conferences and workshops, where Microsoft elaborates on its hardware plans for Windows devices.
Last month, Microsoft announced partnerships with HP, Lenovo, Dell, Acer, and Asus to produce VR headsets that plug into Windows 10 PCs and provide the Windows Holographic shell and experience.
Windows Holographic is a mixed reality platform built around the API of Windows 10. Microsoft will try to convince VR headset makers to let Windows Holographic power its headsets, with a goal to create a platform around VR and sell games and apps all powered by Windows 10.
The initial devices will start shipping after the Windows 10 Creators Update is made available to download in March 2017 and will function like VR headsets that connect to a PC, and will support six degrees of freedom and inside-out tracking. Microsoft promised that With the Windows 10 Creators Update, the new VR accessories will work with affordable laptops and PCs and start at just $299 ERP USD.