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Samsung Odyssey looks like the best Windows Mixed Reality headset yet

Samsung Odyssey looks like the best Windows Mixed Reality headset yet

The headset, whose visor shows computer-generated images projected onto objects in the wearer's environment without obscuring the view of the real world completely, was subsequently offered for sale to developers and businesses.

Another point in the Odyssey's favor is that the Windows Mixed Reality headsets will eventually have access to the SteamVR catalog.

The AltspaceVR team will join Microsoft and the network will continue working on competing headsets including the Oculus Rift and Gear VR. Today, at Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality event, both Microsoft and Samsung have officially unveiled it at last. According to Microsoft's listing, the Samsung Odyssey headset will begin shipping on the 6th of November, with a $499 price tag. Each headset should provide a relatively similar experience and, with Microsoft's Windows 10 Fall Creator's Update rolling out on october 17, will let you experience new ways to interact with Windows.

Since a year ago, Microsoft has been pushing mixed reality as a central part of the Windows 10 Creators Update.

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We have been hearing rumours surrounding Samsung's high-end Odyssey VR headset for some time now but it looks like all of the details are now out in the open.

The Windows Mixed Reality headset from Samsung features dual-AMOLED display.

That's unlike Samsung's less expensive Gear VR headset, which is created to run on smartphones powered by Google's Android operating system. The 110-degree field of view allows users to discover paramount virtual experiences around them. We've definitely preferred having them on the Oculus Rift, compared to the HTC Vive and PlayStation VR, which require you to plug in additional parts. This could potentially make a huge difference in the quality of the Windows Mixed Reality experience for two reasons. Halo: Recruit will be available as a free download. Second, all other Windows Mixed Reality headsets we've seen have a 95-degree FoV.

'It's the first spatial operating system - complete with a library of content that will inspire you, and a portfolio of the best, easiest to use and most affordable headsets paired with the most powerful motion controllers'.


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