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Microsoft Announced Future Arrivals Of Low-Priced VR Headset From Their Partners

By Sarene Mae Butao , Oct 27, 2016 04:00 AM EDT

The market of Virtual Reality has been constantly evolving every time and gamers are pleased on how these devices are turning out. Currently, several hardware manufacturing companies are teaming up with Microsoft to create virtual reality headsets that are set to launch next year.

According to the report from VG247, these manufacturing companies include Acer, Asus, Dell, Hewlett Packard (HP) and Lenovo. The starting price of the reported VR headsets will be at $299. It said to be the first and only headsets with inside out six degrees of freedom sensors. To clarify, players will not be required to have an extra accessory such as a camera sensor.

The tech giant, Microsoft, stated that these upcoming virtual headsets will be the first ones capable of mixed reality and will work on Windows 10 Creators update. Terry Meyers, Microsoft's EVP of the Windows and Devices Group, said that these virtual headsets will have a zero need for separate room and complex setup unlike the existing VR headsets available in the market today.

Meyers also added that these are unlike other VR headsets that require expensive accessories or an expensive device. The accessories will start at $299 and will be compatible for affordable laptops or PCs. Meanwhile, there are no additional details regarding the specs on these upcoming VR headsets as to date. However, it is expected that these new entries to the VR market are expected to arrive Spring 2017.

On the other hand, some fans are still divided on the idea as of the moment, possibly since the information is still raw. However, they are hoping that Microsoft and its partner companies can pull the Houdini off. A $299 price would be reasonable enough for a promising VR headset. In addition, some gamers predicted that these future VR headsets are not intended for gaming. But everything is unconfirmed until Microsoft will release an official announcement next year.

 

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