Microsoft’s First Virtual Reality Headset Is Ready To Ship To Developers
The Game Developer’s Conference has changed a lot over the years. I remember watching it on TV several years ago and being surprised at how little was going on in terms of major announcements. This year’s GDC, on the other hand, has brought several major announcements including word of Microsoft’s upcoming virtual reality headset. This week, it was announced that Microsoft would begin shipping Acer’s Mixed Reality Development Edition VR headset to developers.
The device was previously shown off at CES 2017 so we have some details regarding its specs. We know that it will feature an LCD screen with a resolution of 1,440 x 1,440 with a 706-pixel display in front of each eye. The screen will offer a refresh rate of 90Hz and the headset will utilize an HDMI cable to connect to a Windows 10 PC.
As of right now, there have been no announcements regarding software support, but given that it has not yet gone out to developers, that makes sense. Given that it has the support of Microscroft, we can hope that it will have a large library. Hopefully, we’ll learn more in the coming months because we still have plenty of questions surrounding Microsoft’s upcoming headset. For starters, we know nothing regarding the price point or release date.
Eric is an avid tech junkie, gamer, and comic fan. When he's not working on his PC, you'll find him at your local comic book shop.