Microsoft unveils their USD 299 VR Headset for Windows 10
Finally, a VR gear that sits around the “USD 300 ballpark”, now the remaining question is, will it match up to the Rift and the Vive when it comes to performance?
Computer software solutions giant Microsoft has officially revealed their venture into the PC VR industry with the announcement of their Windows 10 optimized VR headset, whose price tag starts at USD 299. Aiming to compete against the likes of Oculus’ Rift headset and HTC’s Vive, Microsoft’s VR headgear is the cheapest yet for the PC, as the latter ones sit at around USD 700 plus.
Albeit already unveiled, there still is a lot that we don’t know about Microsoft’s new VR headset when it comes to its actual capabilities although it is said to include features such as six-degree-of-freedom-tracking and mixed-reality capabilities. Together with the announcement, Microsoft also adds that partners HP, Dell Acer and ASUS will be shipping the first of its new VR Headset line in 2017.
More information regarding the such as tech specs, actual capabilities and as to what the new Windows VR is for should come out from Microsoft later this year, and we might be able to witness more demos this coming CES 2017.