Microsoft announced Mixed Reality Controllers
Microsoft has announced the Windows 10 Mixed Reality motion controllers at the Build 2017 event. Virtual reality controllers have been designed to work with Windows Mixed Reality titles, which have been introduced by various companies up to now. These controls will allow for better interaction with the virtual 3D space. At the same time, various information was shared for developers who wanted to access VR / AR.
Developers living in the US and Canada can pre-order Acer’s headline for $ 329 or HP’s product at the Microsoft Store for $ 299. Deliveries are expected to be made towards the end of the summer of 2017.
The controls that work with the titles will come later. Windows Mixed Reality motion controls will carry the optional plug-in, so we can say that it looks like Google’s VR heading Daydream or the next generation Gear VR. These will give users the opportunity to interact more naturally with games, medias, or applications focused on productivity and creativity. Interestingly, they will not require any additional equipment.
On HTC Vive and similar systems, it is necessary to place markers in the style of a sea lantern or signs stuck in the walls. However, the process of monitoring in Microsoft’s system is in the head of Mixed Reality. By using external sensors integrated in the main part, Microsoft brings the entire system independent of any external installation. There is no need to install anything in your room before interacting with the virtual reality or the augmented one.
Mixed Reality will work with the Windows 10 operating system as well as the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update update, which will take place next fall. For example, all Windows 10 PCs can be used with controls that do not require any pointers.
The sale of Mixed Reality motion controllers is expected to begin later this year. Acer’s motion-controlled Windows Mixed Reality package is priced at $ 399.