Good news for VR lovers! As it seems, Microsoft will start to ship their mixed reality headsets for the Windows 10 PCs in March, at the Game Developers Conference. The first headsets will be in fact dedicated to developers, for them to write and test some applications which will be based on the Windows Holographic platform.
These headsets will be compatible with the Windows 10 Creators Update, according to Vlad Kolesnikov, who works as a senior manager at Microsoft. The Game Developers Conference will take place between February 27 and March 3, in San Francisco.
However, Microsoft does not intend to sell the Windows 10 VR products commercially. They will become available to the public sometimes later this year, and there will be companies such as Acer, Asus, HP, Lenovo, Dell or 3Glasses, which have shown the headsets at the CES trade show that took place in the beginning of this month.
The way in which the headsets work is similar to the HoloLens system. They let you interact with the 3D objects that appear to be floating on some real-world backgrounds. Similar to the Oculus Rift, you can also watch movies, play games or use various apps in the 3D version. You will need to tether the headsets to PCs, which will allow them to use their computing power. This is in fact a difference from the HoloLens, since the latter is actually a computer integrated in a headset.
Kolesnikov also added that Microsoft will be offering updates to the APIs which are being developed under the VR umbrella later in a webcast they plan to hold on February 8, during the Windows Developer Day.
It will be interesting to see what types of apps will the fans of this technology prefer and what will developers create and adapt in order to keep up with it.