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Halo Mixed Reality Experience Coming Later This Month

Halo Mixed Reality Experience Coming Later This Month

"The Samsung HMD Odyssey is a high performing headset created to provide the most immersive Windows Mixed Reality experience", said YG Choi, Senior Vice President of PC Business Team, Samsung Electronics. The new device will be available on November 6, and sell for $499. Windows Mixed Reality is very similar to existing VR experiences from Oculus and HTC, and Microsoft will support apps and games from the Windows Store and SteamVR by the end of the year.

The Odyssey also has a 110 degree field of view, a 90Hz refresh rate, and integrated headphones and microphones, giving you everything you need to get started right off the bat.

The Windows Mixed Reality headset from Samsung features dual-AMOLED display. The acquisition is part of Microsoft's plans to build what the company is calling the "world's preeminent mixed reality community". AltspaceVR is an immersive communications virtual reality company that allows organizations to bring people together via VR.

Today, at a Windows Mixed Reality event in San Francisco, Microsoft's Alex Kipman unveiled the Samsung HMD Odyssey, a new head-mounted display that runs Windows 10 through a virtual environment.

All of the Mixed Reality headsets that were on display at the event today are available for preorder now through the Microsoft store and other retailers.

Microsoft's growing fleet of mixed reality headsets just got bigger.

This is quite a different beast than Samsung's Gear VR, which is powered by Oculus and requires a Galaxy smartphone. "You'll see several iconic characters in mixed reality for the first time". Which makes us wonder if they might be compatible with headsets outside of Samsung's own.

Halo Recruit will not be a full-fledged Halo experience, but more of an introduction to the series. Each headset should provide a relatively similar experience and, with Microsoft's Windows 10 Fall Creator's Update rolling out on october 17, will let you experience new ways to interact with Windows. The two controllers and two cameras on the headset will be able to track movement with six degrees of freedom (XYZ linear, yaw, pitch and roll).


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