Xbox One and Project Scorpio will support mixed reality headsets next year

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Terry Myerson, the Windows and Devices Group chief at Microsoft says there is a reason the words Mixed Reality are incorporated.

The company confirmed that it will begin to ship developer edition headsets in partnership with Acer later this month.

The company did not reveal if a specific headset would be produced for Xbox consoles or if other Windows Mixed Reality headsets would be compatible.

Acer's headset supports mixed reality experiences on PC for now, but Microsoft announced that future devices would soon be coming to the Xbox, including its upcoming Project Scorpio console, in 2018. "By opening up the Windows Mixed Reality platform to the industry at large, we anticipate the growth of holographic apps will make for stronger experiences and better devices for everyone".

There's just one thing: Microsoft insists that these five devices aren't virtual reality headsets.

Above you'll see a video presented by Microsoft on what's to come in the world of Windows Mixed Reality.


Microsoft today released Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview build 15043 to the Slow ring.

Last year, Microsoft announced their mixed reality headsets - but haven't revealed a lot of information since then.

Microsoft's Mixed Reality technology is the same tech that powers its Hololens augmented reality headset.

As for the reasons that might have pushed users from Windows 10 back to Windows 7, there's no information in this regard, but there's a chance that more gamers chose to stick with the 2009 operating system after previously performing the upgrade, thus making sure they can return at any given moment without paying for a license.

Single cable with HDMI 2.0 (display) and USB 3.0 (data) for connectivity. The Facebook-owned VR firm said it will slash the cost of the Oculus Rift headset and Touch controllers to get more people interested in VR. Microsoft made the announcement at this year's Game Developers Conference.

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