Samsung's Windows Mixed Reality headset will cost $499

Samsung's Windows Mixed Reality headset will cost $499

Samsung's Windows Mixed Reality headset will cost $499

We've reached out to Microsoft and Intel for more information on the Windows Mixed Reality experience for the Winter Olympics, and we'll update you accordingly. Support for them is baked into the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, which will begin rolling out to from 17 October. A company spokesperson appeared, in virtual reality, at Microsoft's special Mixed Reality event in San Francisco this morning. For the first time ever, you will be able to immerse yourself in the Halo universe as if you are really in the year 2558, fighting alongside and against unfamiliar alien species.

This is quite a different beast than Samsung's Gear VR, which is powered by Oculus and requires a Galaxy smartphone.

The Odyssey is different from the other four headsets in multiple ways.

'It's the first spatial operating system - complete with a library of content that will inspire you, and a portfolio of the best, easiest to use and most affordable headsets paired with the most powerful motion controllers'.

Microsoft will now incorporate communications technology into AltspaceVR's mixed reality ecosystem.

The Redmond, Washington-based company invited the media to a Windows Mixed Reality event in San Francisco.

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But Microsoft also wants to make sure that there are plenty of apps for you to use when you explore mixed reality.

Altspace was a pioneering social VR service available on all major VR headsets as well as traditional screens.

Microsoft has been somewhat slow in commercializing the consumer front of virtual, augmented and mixed reality products.

"The launch of all of those head mounted displays will create a lot of competition and possibly price aggressiveness in this space in the coming holiday season", Annette Zimmermann from the consultancy Gartner told the BBC.

News of Microsoft's collaboration with Valve on SteamVR follows an August announcement that the software giant would team up with 343 Industries to bring Halo to its mixed reality platform. Halo: Recruit will be available as a free download. According to the Microsoft homepage, the Samsung Mixed-Reality-Headset Odyssey will cost $499.

Users will have a 110-degree field of view inside the Odyssey, which is on par with the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive virtual reality headsets.

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