Microsoft has this week announced the start of shipping for the new development kit which has been created and now labelled “Windows Mixed Reality” previously known as Windows Holographic.
Enabling developers to start creating Windows 10 compatible virtual reality and augmented reality experiences, in preparation for the launch of VR headsets from $300 upwards designed specifically for PC systems and created by already existing PC manufacturers.
The Microsoft Windows Mixed Reality headset is equipped with two 1440 x 1440 pixel LCD displays offering refresh rates up to 90 Hz as well as connections for HDMI 2.0 and USB 3.0 and a dedicated audio connection.
On the front of the headset on the right-hand side is a camera which transforms the headset into a mixed reality device which is capable offering both virtual and augmented reality. Watch the video below to learn more about what you can expect in the future once applications have been created for the platform.
Mixed reality blends real-world and virtual content into hybrid environments where physical and digital objects coexist and interact. Create mixed reality experiences targeting a broad range of Windows 10 devices—from the untethered, self-contained HoloLens to fully immersive PC experiences using the upcoming Windows Mixed Reality headsets. Release your users from flat screens.
Unfortunately no pricing has been announced for the Windows Mixed Reality development kit, but microsoft has stated that upcoming consumer Windows Mixed Reality headsets will start at $299 and will support Windows Mixed Reality-ready PCs starting at $499.
If you are interested in creating Windows 10 VR and AR applications jump over to the official Microsoft website to register your interest.