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Microsoft Brings OpenXR to Windows Mixed Reality Devices

Microsoft seemingly has big plans for VR, AR, and mixed reality. As part of this ongoing effort, the technology giant has introduced OpenXR to Windows Mixed Reality. The main purpose of introducing this new standard is to facilitate the porting of VR apps and games between different platforms. If successful, a far more versatile ecosystem […]

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Microsoft is Building a Cheaper and More Open HoloLens 2 AR Unit

Despite the ongoing struggle for growth, virtual and augmented reality is still flourishing as an industry. Microsoft is intent on further exploring all of its available options in this regard. By officially announcing the HoloLens 2, the company is improving upon its first iteration. For augmented reality enthusiasts, this unit will offer significant improvements over […]

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Microsoft Executive Confirms Xbox Will Not Support VR, PS4 Chooses Different Path

$783 billion technology conglomerate and Xbox developer Microsoft has officially revealed its plans to cut off support for virtual reality (VR) on the Xbox console. Microsoft Chooses TV or VR Mike Nichols, the chief marketing officer of Microsoft, clarified in an interview with GamesIndustry that as of current, the Microsoft team believes PC is the […]

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Microsoft Confirms the Xbox Will not get VR or MR Support

A lot of Microsoft and Xbox supporters will be quite disappointed with one of the E3 announcements. Amid the sea of all new and upcoming games, one particular message was lost in the process. Microsoft will not bring VR or mixed reality to Xbox anytime soon. No VR Love for XBox Users Unlike what some […]

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Microsoft Brings its Business-Oriented SharePoint Tool to Virtual Reality

Microsoft has high expectations for both virtual and augmented reality. As of right now, the technology giant mainly focuses on improving overall productivity in these immersive environments. The SharePoint work environments will be coming to VR headsets in the very near future. SharePoint Gets a VR and AR Update Considering Microsoft’s position in the Mixed […]

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AltspaceVR Will Stick Around Thanks to Microsoft Acquisition

Not too long ago, we reported on how AltspaceVR was shutting down. Although this VR social network had plenty of momentum, the interest and funding dried up all of a sudden. It now turns out the company is getting a second lease on life thanks to being acquired by Microsoft. A rather surprising turn of […]

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Microsoft to Host a Windows Mixed Reality Event on October 3rd

Even though the virtual reality industry is still in the early stages, some companies are looking to the future. Microsoft, for example, is banking on mixed reality to become a major industry moving forward. The company will organize a Windows Mixed Reality event on October 3rd. It is expected we will find out more about […]

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Microsoft Announces new Halo for Mixed Reality Headsets

It doesn’t happen often publishers bring major game franchises to VR. Although Bethesda has shown some efforts in this regard, they are virtually the only company to do so. Microsoft may shake things up a bit, though. In fact, they are working on a mixed reality version of Halo, together with 343 Industries. This is […]

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Microsoft Will Not Announce Xbox VR Support This Year

Rumor has it Microsoft will not present any VR hardware or content during this year’s E3 conference. A lot of people will be disappointed by this decision, though. Microsoft is working on Xbox VR content and hardware, but no major announcements will be made this year. Instead, Microsoft will focus on VR for computers for […]