Today, Microsoft is inspired by the magic of Cirque du Soleil and how they’re using Windows Mixed Reality to transform the way they imagine and create shows. In order to demonstrate the creative decisions, they have to face, they rebuilt a virtual version of the stage from the show Kurios, including its famous huge mechanical hand.
The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will also see the magic of mixed reality brought to consumers around the world. Microsoft is working with developers to create this new frontier in computing and want any developer to get a Windows Mixed Reality dev kit. Due to wide interest from the community, Microsoft is excited to share developers in the US and Canada can pre-order an Acer ($299) or HP ($329) headset starting today from the Microsoft Store for delivery later this summer.
In addition to the first availability of dev kits for purchase, Microsoft also unveiled the first Windows Mixed Reality motion controllers with no markers required.
A customer who pairs a Windows Mixed Reality headset with motion controllers will have a rich and immersive experience across creativity tools, productivity, games, and entertainment. The motion controllers offer precise and responsive tracking of movement in your field of view using the sensors in your headset. There is no need to install hardware on the walls around you.
Microsoft created the controllers as a high-quality and comfortable input device with the same ease of setup and portability as our headsets. Microsoft’s device partners plan to market and sell these controllers on retail shelves this holiday.
Microsoft is keeping their promise to deliver a new mixed reality experience for everyone at an affordable price point. Today, Microsoft also announced Acer will sell a Windows Mixed Reality headset and motion controller bundle priced at $399 this holiday.