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Microsoft Bringing Mixed Reality To The Xbox

Microsoft is planning to bring mixed reality to the Xbox One as well as its forthcoming Project Scorpio console.

Windows Mixed Reality experiences, which were previously limited to desktops and Microsoft’s own HoloLens headset, are set to become available on Microsoft’s gaming systems sometime in 2018.

The company did not reveal if a specific headset would be produced for Xbox consoles or if other Windows Mixed Reality headsets would be compatible.

As announced last year, Microsoft has partnered with manufacturers including Acer, Asus, Dell, HP and Lenovo to produce Windows Mixed Reality headsets. The first of these new headsets will be produced by Acer, and will begin shipping to developers later this month.

The Acer Windows Mixed Reality Development Edition headset will include two LCD displays with 1440×1440 resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate, as well as a 3.5mm jack for headphone and microphone support and connectivity over HDMI 2.0 and USB 3.0.

“These are the first mixed reality headsets to deliver built-in inside-out tracking, meaning there is no need to purchase or install external trackers or sensors in the wall,” Microsoft said in a blog post.

Microsoft said additional details about its mixed reality platform would be revealed at the Microsoft Build Developer Conference in May.

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