Microsoft is getting able to launch the next most important replace to home windows 10, the fall Creators update, on October 17. a part of this update contains full aid for home windows mixed truth, the enterprise’s identify for the continuum between augmented reality and entire virtual fact. After lining up help and headsets from companions like Acer, Dell HP and Lenovo, Microsoft also today announced that Samsung is bringing a virtual fact headset for room-scale VR to its platform.
Microsoft made this announcement at a small press experience in San Francisco today.
The Samsung HMD Odyssey will function full aid for Microsoft’s blended fact Platform and feature two AMOLED displays, inner-out tracking, a developed-in microphone (for Cortana assist) and the ordinary windows motions controllers. The displays will present a 110-diploma box of view, which is on par with the Oculus Rift. What does set the Odyssey aside, although, is its per-eye resolution of 1440×1600 for the two 3.5″ shows with a 90Hz refresh cost, which is significantly better than that of rival headsets.
One different interesting characteristic here is that Samsung has partnered with the Austrian headphone and microphone brand AKG to present developed-in headphones.
“after we begun designing and engineering the Samsung HMD Odyssey with Microsoft, there became just one aim in intellect, create a excessive performing headset that’s easy to deploy and can transport individuals to the striking world of digital reality,” writes Samsung Electronics america VP and common manager Alanna Cotton today. “Samsung is dedicated to working across systems to construct chopping-facet technology, and we’re excited to companion with Microsoft to form the future of virtual fact.”
Given its specs, here is evidently a premium headset — and rather seemingly the nicest one in the current combined fact lineup. It’ll promote at a top class rate, too, though. the total set with headset and movement controllers will cost $ 499 — or at least that’s the fee we heard, Samsung hasn’t introduced officially announced this yet — and may ship later this yr, with pre-orders starting these days. If that rate is correct, that that’s the same expense as an Oculus Rift.
It’s additionally worth noting that Samsung is going its own manner here. most of the other blended fact headsets are going with Microsoft’s reference specs and lcd screens, which don’t refresh rather as quick because the AMOLED shows that Samsung is using right here. The developed-in headphones are also unique to Samsung’s headset.
here is the existing set of headsets you could predict to peer in shops this fall:
- Acer home windows mixed fact Headset
- Dell Visor
- HP home windows mixed reality Headset
- Lenovo Explorer
- Samsung HMD Odyssey
Pre-orders for this primary slate of blended fact headsets begins nowadays.
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