Rather than the virtual reality, Microsoft apparently believes more in the mixed reality, which is mainly the reason why they invest such a lot on the HoloLens.
Alex Kipman, the head of Mixed Reality Project at Microsoft, has recently shared his opinion on the virtual reality, reports Polygon. There’re still two major problems with the technology.
For starters, “the stuff is super expensive. You need a $1,500 PC to get started and then something like a $500 Oculus device.”
Besides, virtual reality is very constraining. “It doesn’t bring the humans and objects into the environment.” The decreased immersion could result in tripping or thwacking hazards while in the virtual world.
Multiple companies such as HP, Dell, Acer, Asus and Lenovo are quite interested in the technology, and an array of Windows 10-powered devices from them will begin hitting retail for as low as $299 next year.
Microsoft will introduce more details about the devices at WinHEC events both held in December.
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