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Microsoft Collaborates With Partners To Create VR Headsets, Starting At $299

By Chaps , Oct 27, 2016 05:10 AM EDT

At the Microsoft Event earlier, the company revealed a couple of products that are worth checking out. One of the featured items is a new Windows 10 upgrade dubbed as Creators Update. And of course, Microsoft wouldn't miss out on announcing the dream PC for every artist, the Surface Studio. This brilliantly designed desktop is an all-in-one gorgeous computer with a touchscreen that can be titled down at a sharp angle.

But for the gaming community, Microsoft certainly hasn't forgotten about you. Aside from Xbox Live Streaming included in the Windows 10 Creators Update, it also announced a new line of VR headsets in partnership with different hardware companies.

Microsoft VR Headsets Prices, Release Date

Microsoft VR headsets are said to have prices starting at $299 and will be created by partner companies such as HP, Asus, Dell, Lenovo, and Acer. The VR headsets will start shipping in 2017.

The said VR headsets from Microsoft have the potential to lure in new players to the PC-based Virtual Reality platform which is said to be kept away due to the expensive hardware prices in the past.

Microsoft VR Headsets Accessories

Aside from offering lower prices compared to VR headsets such as the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift, Microsoft confirmed that their headsets won't need to have external accessories in order for them to function or to be able to track movement.

Microsoft Executive Vice President, Terry Myerson, said at the Microsoft Event earlier, "These headsets will be the first and only to ship with inside-out six-degree-of-freedom sensors. Unlike every other VR headset on the market today, this means there will be zero need for a separate room. Zero need for a complicated setup."

Aside from the statement that the VR headsets are said to run Windows Holographic platform, similar to the HoloLens, Microsoft didn't reveal any more details such as its specs. However, more VR for gamers then!

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