Samsung Windows Mixed Reality Headset Not Launching In Europe

Joanna Estrada
October 19, 2017

The first Windows-based VR headsets running on Microsoft's new Mixed Reality platform are now shipping out, but there's more on the way.

Microsoft's big Windows 10 Fall Creators Update launched today and along with it brought the company's answer to virtual reality.

Given that it is only about $50 more than the other devices many of those planning to invest in a Windows Mixed Reality headset may be planning to opt for the better device. The release joins the list of supported hardware along with the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift versions of inVokeR now available on Steam. This boosts the platform's portability, but can struggle to register movement from behind the headset itself. Samsung's HMD Odyssey headset will be going on sale on the 6 of next month. Further differentiation comes in each device's field of view, sitting between 95 and 110 degrees. Odyssey offers dual-OLED displays, 1400 x 1600 resolution compared to the 1400 x 1400 on rivals. That bundles a touch more expensive at ¥240,000 (around $2,140), though it's not clear if the notebook will be capable of running Windows Mixed Reality in 60Hz or 90Hz. A single HDMI 2.0 connector is used for connecting the units to an external display and a USB 3.0 port is also available for data transfers with compatible Windows PCs.

To get the preferred 90 frames per second or check for the AMD-equivalent minimum hardware, Microsoft has prepared an accessible image for reference.

Virtual Reality development studio 8th Shore Inc. have announced the arrival of a new content update for their wizard dueling Early Access release inVokeR. Windows Mixed Reality headsets do not require an additional headset and nor do you need to mount cameras around your home for positional tracking.

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