Microsoft is teaming up with hardware makers to make a virtual reality headset priced at $299, expected to release next year.
The other hardware makers that Microsoft will be teaming up with include Acer, ASUS, Dell, Hewlett Packard (HP) and Lenovo.
According to the post by Microsoft:
…these accessories will be the first and only with inside-out, six-degrees of freedom. Unlike every other virtual reality headset in the market today, there will be zero need for a separate room and complicated setup. While the less immersive VR accessories today cost more than $500, or require a new expensive device, these accessories will start at just $299 and work with affordable laptops and PCs.
It’s about time Microsoft really gets in the game. Not much is really known about these headsets, and what they might mean for Xbox, but as of now, this is pretty interesting to know, and will be interesting as it goes forward in the ongoing battle between Microsoft and Sony.