Microsoft pushing both VR and AR closer to mainstream acceptance.
Microsoft’s will partner with HP, Dell, Lenovo, Asus, and Acer to ship a new line of virtual reality headsets to take advantage of Windows 10’s VR and holographic capabilities. Microsoft said that the headsets will start at $299 and will include inside-out tracking sensors, obviating the need for external cameras or laser systems like those on the current Oculus Rift or HTC Vive.
This month Oculus made some waves when the showed off their Santa Cruz prototype that also uses inside-out tracking sensors. It looks like Microsoft will be getting into the VR game finally and at a very attractive price.
Microsoft also made sure to showcased more of what the company's augmented reality (AR) headset, the HoloLens, was capable of.
In one of the most detailed looks Microsoft has given of the HoloLens in action the company displayed how its own AR headset and other third-party VR headsets interacted with the updated version of Windows 10.