Windows Mixed Reality headsets will bring virtual reality to the masses later this year

Since Microsoft Hololens’ launch more than two years ago, developers, partners and customers have embraced mixed reality, pushing the boundaries of technology while creating incredibly immersive and innovative experiences.

In a push to bring the power of Mixed Reality headsets to the masses, Microsoft has since partnered with the world’s largest PC manufacturers to create a series of more affordable headsets, which will arrive later this year.

Unlike existing high-end VR headsets which require external cameras for tracking, Windows Mixed Reality headsets have built-in cameras and sensors to track your physical position and hand-held controllers.

The end result is a headset which requires less hassle setting up, allowing users to easily make use of them anywhere, without the need to set up an area each time they want to play.


The news Mixed Reality headsets will also work with laptops and desktops with integrated graphics, opening the technology to more people than ever, providing 60 frames per second for a smooth experience, which will increase to 90 frames per second for those with high-end gaming PCs.

A variety of Windows Mixed Reality headsets and motion controllers will be available this holiday season from HP, Lenovo, Dell, and Acer, and more details will be shared this week at IFA in Berlin, ahead of Microsoft’s Keynote on 1 September.

For more information, please visit the original Windows Experience Blog post.