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MS's Virtual Reality Sets This Year

Ars Technica has word Microsoft's plans for their own virtual reality head-mounted displays, saying support for these should come to Windows 10 this autumn and the units should ship by this holiday season. Word is the goggles will sell for around USD $299.00 and there will be a bundle for a hundred dollars more that will include motion controllers. There are some surprises, including word that these will support Valve's SteamVR games, they will not require base stations for tracking, and the controllers are more complex than those for current HMDs. Here's a bit :

In time for this year's holiday season, there will be $299 headsets and $399 headset-and-motion-controller bundles, using Microsoft's new motion controllers. Aside from the price, the Windows platform has a few features that make it stand out from SteamVR and the HTC Vive and Facebook's Oculus Rift. The first is substantially easier setup, as the Windows platform doesn't need fixed base stations for position tracking. Instead, it uses "inside out" tracking; it combines acceleration input from accelerometers with visual input from cameras embedded in the headsets to provide motion tracking. This means that it doesn't need base stations on the walls, nor does it need the laser-based tracking used in the HoloLens headset.

The same tracking system is used for the motion controllers; they include embedded accelerometers, and this data is combined with the camera data (since most of the time your hands will be on the edge of your field of view), and reverse kinematic models (which is to say: since you're holding the controllers, their movements are limited by human anatomy). The Microsoft controllers are more complex than those used by the HTC Vive, with more buttons and controls on them; they're also asymmetric, with a dedicated left hand and right hand controller.

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7. Re: MS's Virtual Reality Sets This Year Aug 28, 2017, 15:18 Avus
 
There are some surprises, including word that these will support Valve's SteamVR games...

I am not surprised by this. Even MS knew how unpopular their Windows Store/"exclusive" games are. It will be suicide for MS to "UNNECESSARY" make this VR display as Win10 exclusive.

If I am MS, I will even make it support in OSX as Apple still not care about VR and "serious" gaming on their Mac computers.
 
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