Acer's HMD Arriving to Developers This Month

Microsoft Debuts Acer-Made Mixed Reality HMD Dev Kit

There has been speculation regarding whether the company will offer VR headsets support for Scorpio, but Microsoft has not yet replied to this.

This news is especially significant since the software giant is now shipping Windows Mixed Reality headsets (previously known as Windows Holographic headset) to developers.

Also part of the mixed reality experience journey, Microsoft says the dev kit will also be available for other devices as time goes on. Instead, these packages contain only new files and "binary deltas" created to adjust existing files on users' systems.

It will also be the first mixed reality headset to deliver built-in inside-out tracking, which removes the need to purchase or install external trackers or wall sensors.

Every developer that attended Microsoft's keynote announcement around the Acer headset received a golden ticket. The company announced at the Game Developer's Conference in San Francisco that it was working to bring mixed reality content to the Xbox One and next-gen Project Scorpio in 2018.

Although this program isn't exactly what indie and armature developers were pining for, it is a decent start.




Sadly it looks like Project Scorpio won't launched with MR capabilities, but it should have virtual reality functionality when it ships on Holiday 2017.

Microsoft presented the Acer Windows "Mixed Reality". The interesting tidbit that Microsoft casually stated that the plan is to include mixed reality content with their Xbox One family of devices, the key being that this includes Project Scorpio.

A year after it was launched, Windows 10 still remained the subject of criticism, and one of the more passionate critiques was written by Amul Kalia of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Microsoft is forging ahead with its mixed reality project as it now partners with Acer in bringing developers a mixed reality headset.

Last but not least the Windows Mixed Reality headsets will be functional for the Xbox Box One devices and they will allow users to have a mixed reality experience. The leader of the team that's in charge of creating Project Scorpio has officially announced that the console will be able to provide owners with 8 teraflops of power, but that's about it.

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