Were you ever excited about Microsoft releasing updates to Windows? Believe it or not, there was a time when millions of people were. Similar to the way millions of Apple fans wait in anticipation each year for its annual event when new models of the iPhone and iPad are announced.
Unfortunately for Microsoft, the excitement about Windows has waned over the years. However, there's something new in the works that might have you virtually jumping for joy.
Windows Mixed Reality
Microsoft held a special event this week in San Francisco detailing Windows Mixed Reality. The tech giant demonstrated a range of new virtual reality (VR) products during the event that will be compatible with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, which will be released October 17.
Part of the demonstration included VR headsets that will be available over the next few months. Microsoft's goal is to have a new line of augmented reality (AR) headsets in the near future as well, which is considered a real game changer. They will combine both virtual and augmented reality.
With Windows Mixed Reality, Microsoft said users can discover a large, evolving catalog of experiences: immersive and casual games, travel, 360-degree videos, creativity, social, live events and more. There will also be a handful of new Mixed Reality apps coming soon designed to expand the user experience.
The best way to see how Windows Mixed Reality is going to work is by watching the following video. It's a bit long, a little over 35 minutes, but it's packed with tons of impressive visuals that is worth the time.
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Microsoft said, "We are standing at the threshold of the next revolution in computing. A revolution where computers empower us to expand our capabilities and transcend time, space and devices. A revolution where we immerse ourselves in virtual worlds of our choosing and we accomplish seemingly impossible things while making lasting memories with the people we love.
"With Windows, we are delivering the only OS designed for the broadest range of inputs from traditional inputs like keyboards and mice, touch and ink, gamepads and our new industry defining motion controllers to now more natural human inputs such as gaze, voice, and gestures."
If this new technology is as impressive as Microsoft makes it sound, we could be in for an amazing ride. We'll have to wait and see if it lives up to all the hype.
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