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Microsoft announces new VR headsets for Windows 10, starting at $299

Postby Blue Jackets » Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:42 am

http://www.theverge.com/2016/10/26/1341 ... nced-price

Microsoft said that the headsets will start at $299 and will include inside-out tracking sensors, obviating the need for external cameras or laser systems like those on the current Oculus Rift or HTC Vive. HP, Dell, Lenovo, Asus, and Acer are all listed as partners.
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Postby Tyler » Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:18 am

I wonder if this is the headset the new Xbox will use since they announced VR for that awhile ago.
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Postby CrckrJack » Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:09 am

Oh damn the sensors in the VR will be nice.

I didn't like all the setup that you had to do with whatever we used at your place, Tyler.
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Postby Tyler » Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:14 am

CrckrJack wrote:Source of the post Oh damn the sensors in the VR will be nice.

I didn't like all the setup that you had to do with whatever we used at your place, Tyler.

I am not sold on the inside out tracking. Microsoft doesn't talk about hand controls.

The Vive has a lot of hardware, but setting up the tracking stations is super simple
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Postby CrckrJack » Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:16 am

Tyler wrote:Source of the postMicrosoft doesn't talk about hand controls.

This is concerning. I don't understand how it would even be fun without hand controls.

Tyler wrote:Source of the post The Vive has a lot of hardware, but setting up the tracking stations is super simple

Sure but it takes up space. Which isn't the end of the world, you are right. But it is more to the package versus not having them at all.
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Postby Tyler » Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:24 am

CrckrJack wrote:Source of the post Sure but it takes up space. Which isn't the end of the world, you are right. But it is more to the package versus not having them at all.

I think some/a lot people actually mount them to the walls, that would be slick. Domontonoto, what do you do with your light houses? The one I borrowed had them on tri-pod stands that set up in seconds.
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Postby bmyoungs » Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:37 am

I'm with you guys on hand controls. This would be far less fun if it was just a headset and Xbox controller.
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Postby Donomoto » Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:54 am

Tyler wrote:I think some/a lot people actually mount them to the walls, that would be slick. Domontonoto, what do you do with your light houses? The one I borrowed had them on tri-pod stands that set up in seconds.


I have them screwed into the upper corners of my living room. I've been considering getting the tripods so that I could move from room to room after Baby is born, but I haven't yet. The one issue I found with this is if there are things hanging in the middle of the room between the sensors, I had to run the sync wire between the two light houses.
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Postby tylersucks » Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:48 am

Good to see a lower price point though. Hopefully this will start a trend to bring prices down.
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Postby Tyler » Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:58 am

More info is suppose to come out in December. We have no idea on specs or if this will even work for games or just for "Microsoft applications"
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Postby Tyler » Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:51 am

Min spec for Microsoft VR
http://www.theverge.com/2016/11/21/1369 ... imum-specs

4GB of RAM
USB 3.0 port
A graphics card with DirectX 12 support
4 CPU cores, including dual-core processors with hyperthreading

Pretty easy to meet those. I think this headset will be for creating things in VR, vs playing games
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Postby Tyler » Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:51 am

Confirmed that SteamVR will work with the Microsoft hesdsets. Big news considering the cheap prices some of these will launch at later this year

Dell also just announced a headset. A lot of these Microsoft units will do tracking without wall sensors. No clue how accurate that will be. How can that stop you from running into things?!

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