WATCH LIVE | CBS4 News at 11pm

Microsoft Goes Deeper Into ‘Mixed Reality’

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter

MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Microsoft is going deeper into a new technological frontier that allows people to mix the real world with three dimensional projections.

An update of Microsoft’s Windows 10 software will include features for playing games and watching video in the realm of “mixed reality.” The term refers to the melding of the artificial with things that are actually happening around us.

Microsoft also plans to introduce a new mixed reality headset and motion controller in time for the holiday season. The equipment, to be made by Acer, will sell as a package for $399.

That price is far more affordable than what Microsoft has been charging for another mixed reality headset called the HoloLens. That high-end device sells for $3,000 to $5,000.

Microsoft previewed the new Windows features Wednesday at a conference in Seattle. The update will come later this year.

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

Comments

One Comment

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Miami

Are You The Ultimate Football Fan?
CBS4 New Home For Florida Lottery

Watch & Listen LIVE