This week, Microsoft announced a new project that will benefit gamers and tech fans across the globe. Windows Mixed Reality will allow developers to create applications that creates a hybrid between real life and the virtual world, and I can’t begin to imagine the possibilities.
It would be best to refer to it as Augmented Reality, similar to what you witnessed on your phones last summer with Pokemon GO, putting digital characters in real life locations. With the ID@Xbox program, developers have the option to create games and applications for both Windows 10 and Project Scorpio.
Microsoft treated the audience at GDC this week by giving a “golden ticket” to game developers who attended the Windows Mixed Reality session, and those developers will receive the Acer developer edition headset (seen above) in the coming months.
Microsoft’s plan is to bring mixed reality content to the Xbox One family of devices, including Project Scorpio, in 2018. From what we’ve seen of Hololens demos and pre-rendered ideas such as the NFL Superbowl one last year, things could get exciting for technology!