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Microsoft VR headset details to be revealed at December event

You caught a glimpse of the headsets during the Windows 10 event in New York last week. You'll find out more in a matter of weeks.


Microsoft is gearing up its efforts in mixed reality.

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Microsoft's Windows 10 event in New York last week was jam-packed full of new hardware and software unveilings, including the introduction of a range of VR headsets.

Microsoft was more than happy to detail its vision for VR and how that fits in with existing tech including Windows 10 and HoloLens, the company's mixed-reality platform. But it was less forthcoming about the VR headsets themselves.

We'll be left in the dark a little longer yet it seems, as the full details of the headsets are set to be revealed at an event in December. The date was revealed by Alex Kipman, who heads up the HoloLens project in his role as a technical fellow at Microsoft, to games site Polygon.

Acer, Lenovo, Dell, HP and Asus are all set to make HoloLens headsets, and they are all set to feature inside-out tracking, a technical term for being able to track movement in space without desk- or wall-mounted sensors. Prices will start at $299.

Microsoft did not immediately respond to a request for comment.