Microsoft to bring mixed reality to Xbox One – USA TODAY
Microsoft says it will introduce mixed-reality contentÂ â a combination of virtual and augmented realityÂ â to the Xbox One video game console next year.
The plan also includes Project Scorpio, a high-end version of the Xbox One slated to launch later this year. The announcement was made during the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.
The company says it will start shipping mixed-reality headsets made by Acer to developers. The devices will run on supported PCs. Microsoft is partnering with other companies to make Windows headsets, including Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo and 3Glasses.
Microsoft has stayed on the sidelines with VR and AR for its Xbox One platform, as Sony’s competing platform PlayStation started selling its own VR device last fall. The company confirmed it sold 915,000 PlayStation VR headsets since then. Meanwhile, Microsoft continues work on its AR headset HoloLens.
Other VR companies like Oculus are try to drum up more interest in the medium. 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.
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