With 3D going to be a big addition into the operating system as part of the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update, Microsoft is taking a step further by announcing that it will be working with several PC manufacturers to come out with virtual reality headsets. Among manufacturers that have signed up to the program include HP, Dell, Lenovo, ASUS, and Acer.
Set to be released in 2017, Microsoft claimed that headsets will come with built-in sensors that provide inside-out, six-degrees of freedom. They also apparently eliminate the need to have external sensors as per existing VR headsets.
Furthermore, these upcoming headsets will also be much more affordable with starting price of USD 299 (about RM 1,244). Not only that, Microsoft claimed that these VR headsets are designed to work even with lower end laptops and PCs as opposed to the likes of HTC Vive and Oculus Rift that require powerful machine.
In a way, this project might be able to spread virtual reality to even more users than before. Nevertheless, we are eager to see if these upcoming headsets are capable enough for the task.