Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Microsoft wants Windows Holographic to power all VR devices, not just the HoloLens | PCWorld

See this Terry Myerson post, Opening Windows Holographic to Partners for a New Era of Mixed Reality, for more on Microsoft's mixed-reality aspirations

"Why this matters: Microsoft’s announcement shouldn’t be seen as totally unexpected, given that the Rift and the Vive are tethered to a Windows 10 PC anyway. Microsoft boasts that more than 300 million devices today run Windows 10—but an additional 80 million VR devices could be sold by 2020, all of which Microsoft covets as potential Windows 10 devices. Still, in the list of partners Microsoft cited — Intel, AMD, Qualcomm, HTC, Acer, ASUS, CyberPowerPC, Dell, Falcon Northwest, HP, iBuyPower, Lenovo, and MSI—one name is conspicuously absent: Oculus, and its Oculus Rift. It’s unclear whether or not the omission means that Oculus isn’t willing to play ball, though that’s the easiest conclusion to leap to."
Microsoft wants Windows Holographic to power all VR devices, not just the HoloLens | PCWorld
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