Microsoft Hololens, Windows 10 VR, Xbox One S, Xbox Scorpio Mixed Reality.. All a bit confusing, especially with Microsoft’s recent re-branding of headsets and plethora of partners.
The Xbox Scorpio, according to Microsoft, will be the most powerful console ever built and will be on show at the Xbox E3 conference on June 11 2017.
With Playstation VR approaching 1 million sales 4 months after its release, Microsoft and Xbox are behind the pace in the VR space, but as the HoloLens demonstrates, they are looking to dominate the Mixed Reality space.
Xbox recently announced they will be bringing Mixed Reality support to Xbox Scorpio and Xbox One sometime in 2018, and Xbox owners won’t be limited to just one headset as the console will be compatible with all Windows Mixed Reality headsets, including models made by HP, Dell, Lenovo, and Acer.
We’ll know more about the Xbox Scorpio and hopefully the MR headsets after June’s E3 conference. So far, it’s looking like the headsets will offer an experience somewhere between the Hololens AR and the Xbox One VR that console owners are still waiting for. Hence the name Mixed Reality, the gaming solution could bring the virtual world into your physical space, as the Hololens demoed at Xbox E3 2015 when a gamer brought Minecraft into the real world. Or it might bring the physical world into the virtual space.Watch Video
According to Techradar, the 4K-ready Xbox Scorpio will be available in the holiday season of 2017, and MS are planning to bring mixed reality content to the Xbox One family of devices, including Project Scorpio, in 2018.
The specs for Acer’s Windows Mixed Reality headset – Developers Edition (pictured above) include: Two 1440 x 1440 LCDs with a 90 Hz refresh rate up to 90 Hz, built-in audio out and microphone support via 3.5mm jack, single cable with HDMI 2.0 for the display, and USB 3.0 for data and connectivity.