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Microsoft VR Headset also could be real contender

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During the event in New York, along with a stunning Surface Studio and an upgraded Surface Book, Microsoft also announced its VR headset which starts from $299.

Previously Microsoft disclosed about its partnership with other third parties and having worked with them to release standalone VR headsets. Those partners are HP, Dell, Asus, Lenovo and Acer as per the announcement today.

Those new VR headsets will work with Windows 10’s VR and holographic features. Unlike Oculus Rift or HTC Vive, these new Headsets will not need external cameras or laser systems. Instead the Microsoft partners’ VR headsets will include inside-out tracking sensors.

“These headsets will be the first and only to ship with inside-out six-degree-of-freedom sensors,” said Microsoft’s Terry Myerson. “Unlike every other VR headset on the market today, this means there will be zero need for a separate room. Zero need for a complicated setup.”

Microsoft has not disclosed any in-depth details about the headsets. While the partners have already been working with virtual reality products, first VR headsets for Microsoft’s mixed reality will be shipped by these partners in 2017.

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