Microsoft's upgraded Xbox One console, Project Scorpio, will be getting support for mixed reality content in 2018, the company confirmed today.
Interesting. I'm still wondering just how much they want this one device to do.
Enough for people to want one and we all like devices that can multitask.
Funny I like devices that play video games.
@WickedLester I left those device back in the late 90s , love these multi tasking new one better .
Funny the PC can already do that
@WickedLester Well I'm sorry, I'm not paying $500+ for a device that can ONLY play video games. I guarantee you that you won't pay $700-$800 for an iPhone that ONLY makes phone calls.
@Shadowknight, really, link me a mix reality headset that does VR and AR on PC. Which is what Xander was getting at. These headsets will be good I believe. They don't need powerful rigs to run, which is why I believe soon Xbox One gamers will have VR. And no need for alot of extras, like cameras and sensors. Its all built in to the headset, tho not unthetered.
What PC? Make believe doesn't count.
How much will the headset cost..I wonder.
Why are people arguing? What console in this day and age DOESN'T do more than just games?! Also, "multitasking" in the computing device world doesn't mean what you guys seem to think it means.
"Our plan is to bring mixed reality content to the Xbox One family of devices, including Project Scorpio, in 2018.” "The mention of “Xbox One family” also suggests the original console might support this content too, which wasn’t stated before. In the past Microsoft has said that Scorpio won’t have exclusive games, and suggested its MR devices won’t need a high-powered PC to run." Interesting, very interesting. Looks like MS still has a few tricks up its sleeve.
or maybe their Windows 10 pcs. The Xbox One can't handle VR games
Depends on the game. Vr needs high resolution and fps. Certain games can easily reach that.
Mixed reality doesn't have the same rendering demands as virtual reality though, so who knows?
Keep in mind the xb1 and PS4 are similar in design with the ps4 have a few extra horsepower but under the right conditions the xb1 could support vr if they really wanted to.
And depends on unit. If the unit can do its own processing like Hololens, it can help Xbox One. So its possible. Also I imagine there will be a wireless unit coming too as Spencer has saif several times the head units need to be untethered to be more successful. So I cant wait for more info on them. I understand now, alot of downplaying and scrambling by a certain group. Lol...if a Galaxy S can do VR. I think Xbox One can handle it.
Xbox One family is obviously inclusive of the... Xbox One. If MS is using Hololens to support Mixed Reality, then you must realize that Hololens contains all its' own processors and doesn't need anything else to operate. Also, Oculus announced at CES that they will be able to provide Rift support, via an update, for PCs that are less capable than XB1. That means it's possible that XB1 will update to support Rift as well.
Goldby You can go buy a $15 VR headset from Walmart and a smartphone w/ gyro and have a low budget VR experience...But with the inside-out tracking on these New VR Devices there should be a way to make it work with older Xbox One & Xbox One S at med or low resolutions. Also it kind of funny that Mix Reality(VR & Hololen features) makes that PS VCR(Virtual Checkerboard Reality) which nobody's talking about seem obsolete.
@Goldby Pls tell us more since you seem to know even more than MS.
@Gotcha Gotta love showing your true colors eh. The Xbox One on its own cannot handle VR, we've heard that from everyone and anyone yet now its taboo to say it. if they could, they wouldn't have just talked about fallout VR with the Scorpio Video. if it could Phil wouldn't be on record stating they wont just do "demos and experiences" The Xbox is weaker than thje PS4 and the PS4 can barely do VR on the OG side, there is issues with the trackings, screen drift, controller input. it seems like too much of a hassle for Ms to want to invest time and money into when they can get another company to make VR units for their scorpio.
but do they have more games?
That's somehow not important for xbox fans anymore. I could care less about this new...games pass announcement was to counter horizon. ..this is to counter zelda.
It has already been confirmed Mixed Reality is coming to XB1 and XB1 S too. See update at the bottom of this article! https://www.neowin.net/news... Can't wait for the monster though! XD
I'm not into VR but those that are that's good news. They also said "Xbox family" which could meant the original Xbox one as well
Probs PC tbh
Maybe this is why the original message was removed from the Scorpio website? http://n4g.com/news/2009873...
This is interesting, I wonder how they say no exclusives and how that will apply to vr and ar games.
Maybe the games will release on the XB1 but the VR/AR content won't be accessible.
Update: Microsoft has confirmed to Neowin that both the Xbox One and the Xbox One S will receive mixed reality support. https://www.neowin.net/news...
@showanw, Cool read, thanks. They said phased rollout to developers. I just read another article that said MS gave all developers in audience a free Acer dev kit at GDC.
Hey moldy how dedicated will Microsoft be to vr? Will they be pumping out those big name first party exclusives out like you expect Sony to do right now.? I sincerely doubt it.
@snoop microsoft didn't create a xboxvr so pumping out vr content won't and shouldn't be priority, if they did create a xboxvr like psvr then yeah microsoft should be pumping out vr games already since launch of the vr if they didn't then why make an xboxvr right? Unless they won't support it much like kinect or vita. Hololens is already useful for things other than gaming as well so it'll have its uses even if there aren't content for it on xbox Edit: daaamn i just read that it said it was like hololens but better, tf? Lol "microsoft holographic" so it's like psvr? Except holographic? I hope they don't hype it up too much unless it's a game changer. And if it is then they should really really focus on getting games out asap at launch
Just makes me look forward to E3 so much more. Xbox4Life
Yes, me too. This E3 is going to be interesting. Maybe a 2 hour conference from Microsoft this year.
Was waiting for E3 somewhat patiently but now am losing my mind waiting after reading this article. . Come on 6/11/17 . I
6th of November?
Sheeit...you gon miss E3.
"Mixed Reality" It sounds like what Microsoft are in right now. I would like to called it "The Delusional Phase"
How are they delusional when they're doing things for their fanbase just like the other two are
Don't feed it anymore than you already have.
Just another Sony fanboy in an Xbox article. You would think Sony fanboys would be busy playing their PS4's these last couple days.
So you're admitting the Xbox 1 doesn't have any games, or you wouldn't be here either!/s All in all the inclusion of the Xbox family as a whole is a good thing. People saying things like "You guys are scared as hell.." or ending every other statement with fanboy this fanboy that! Take a listen to yourselves. Afraid of what exactly? As it stands Microsoft are the ones playing catch up in not only technology, but also in the area where it matters most, Exclusive Games. Right now Sony is firing on all cylinders giving gamers what they want in the most important area the gaming arena. All other things are added bonuses. So in so many ways Sony is in the driver seat as far as mindshare and popularity. Microsoft on the other hand is talking of insignificant things like adding yet another paid subscription to an already bloated repetoire of paid subscription available already. Then are talking of mixed reality and people like you eat it up! Regardless of the facts on hand that their exclusive gaming cubboard is bare! Yet the mention of Scorpio supposedly instills fear!? Do some of you even ponder or self critique half of the nonsense that you type. Scorpio or anything tied to it is a non-issue at this point in time and will be so for a fair amount of time! Believe you me when it becomes a issue for Sony there is no doubt in my mind they'll have a suitable response.
You guys are scared as hell....PSVR wont be the main hype no more. Now headsets will do both VR and AR on Xbox and PCs. Im sure PSVR2 will takes some of MS ideas. Cant wait for E3 amf what they show. Perfect for that Scorpio launch and Fallout 4 VR times exclusive!
AR is crap anyway. It's their VR solution that I'm interested in. I wonder if it'll have time at E3 or if they'll wait until next year to show it off.
I thought you xbox fanboys were saying vr is a gimmick and all that other trash. But now you're excited for vr and ar? If anything ar is an unproven gimmick and now that vr may come to Scorpio you're all on board. You xbox guys are beyond laughable.
@JackNimble, except you're the fanboy! Find a comment on my history where I call PSVR a gimmick!! And AR is such a "gimmick" yeah sure... Yet I saw a great vid on YouTube where presidential canidate in France used AR to give a speech! You guys always wanna label people. I just label myself as a gamer. Someone who enjoys gaming on all platforms! Keep up the hate tho...looking at that comment history. Oh boy..gotta nerve to call others fanboy! Lmao!
Ahhh, but will it make a decent Cappucino, that's the real question.
Whats Mixed Reality content?
I'm guessing a VR/AR type of combo.
Can't wait to see what they have planned for E3.
Can't wait to see what MS has planned for E3. VR/AR coming to Xbox One and Scorpio? They definitely will show off some stuff at E3.
Mixed reality (MR) encompasses the whole spectrum of artificial created computer environment realities. It is a term that covers the whole Augmented Reality to Augmented Virtual environments to Virtual environments. An augmented reality (AR) is introducing artificial objects into a real world. Augmented Virtual (AV) is introducing real objects into a virtual world. A Virtual environment (VR) is an artificial environment where a person is completely immersed in with no outside real objects. There are arguments on how far MR extends into VR. However (IMO), AV more purely represents MR's possibilities, it can exist in VR because it is actually VR but with the option to integrated a digital version of objects from the real world to interact with in that environment. How Microsoft see's it may be completely different. But, these three areas are the ones that encompass MR by most definitions.
I don't know why the down votes. Microsoft's site concurs with my description of MR. https://developer.microsoft...
This is great move by MS and partners. Coming with VR/AR headsets. Camt wait to see how they perform and pricing. Definitely buying one for Scorpio if they get good reviews.
save your money, and build/buy a gtx 1080 ti rig. 4k at 60fps is the future
Nope. Some of us still prefer playing on consoles but thanks for the suggestion though.
We'll probably be able to buy Scorpio and a MR unit for less. Lol... gtx 1080ti is $699
Urgh, let vr die already
mixed reality meaning they could be working on a set of goggle thats does VR and Hololens? or is it not possible to have the 2 in the same device
It's possible to have both but the manufacturing cost would go up. What you would have is AR/VR but not the onboard processing you see like hololens. Hololens is a computer in a visor. Since it's still expensive based on the development kits, you won't see that released with VR. Only a headset with VR capabilities with inside out sensor tracking and external camera for AR capabilities. But the PC or Xbox console being the brain. But it's possible.
This is great news even if your a Sony fan. More console VR more VR games easy as that wish people stop fighting over stupid stuff.
The original release was that it's coming to the Xbox family AND Scorpio....not 100% what that means, but it was clear that it wasn't just Scorpio
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