Microsoft Enters The VR Race – Breaks Price Barriers

Surprise ! Is just what it was with the announcement in late October from Microsoft that they will be entering the VR Race with a affordable VR HMD that not only includes

“Eye Tracking”, but 6 Degrees of freedom with “Inside Out” tracking. Allowing you to have a virtual operating space without outside complicated setup hardware. Simple room mapping will be done with cameras.

While this is rumored to be VR/AR mixed reality device, it has not been stated by Microsoft in any clear way to support that thus far.

Partnering with other manufacture’s, there seems to be plans for a whole string of hardware starting in the spring of 2017.

All of it seems to center on Windows 10 Update coming soon. Working within Windows Holographic Technology.

It would be interesting to know if the new device is set to work with the New XBOX. And since the timing is right, I would think so.

But at a retail price target of just $299, it is sure to have the hearts and minds of many who have been priced out of the VR market since this may only require a graphics upgrade to your existing computer.

4K Displays And VR

It looks like 4K displays are going to be the norm for a VR Goggle. That is to say for full standalone HMD’s. But it looks like the mobile phone market is going right up the ally since all phone manufacture’s see VR as a must-do for their devices and that would seperate the can-do’s from the can’t-do’s when it comes to making a small, high pixel density and fast display.

Keep in mind that a full HMD retail is most likely to have 2 of these. One for each eye.

I believe that StarVR is claiming to use 5K displays.

Well, it looks like a new player in 4K display’s has emerged.

EverDisplay Optronics (EDO) is a player in that space. This is important even for mobile devices like Cardboard or many like it such as the SVR-Glass.

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