The list of Windows 10-powered virtual reality headsets has officially grown, with today's reveal of the Samsung Odyssey headset. The Samsung HMD Odyssey will retail for $499 and start shipping on november 6.
october 17 will see the launch of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update that will push this era of Microsoft mixed reality live. The team will be spending a lot of the next few weeks talking to the AltspaceVR community and finding out how they can build an even better place to hang out in virtual reality. This could potentially make a huge difference in the quality of the Windows Mixed Reality experience for two reasons. Microsoft hasn't disclosed plans for a new version.
The $500 Samsung HMD Odyssey sports dual AMOLED eye displays, complete with a 110-degree field of view (FoV).
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Since past year, Microsoft has been pushing mixed reality as a central part of the Windows 10 Creators Update.
Like other recent entries into the mixed reality headset space, the Odyssey uses inside-out tracking, negating the need for external cameras.
Alanna Cotton, Vice President and General Manager, Samsung Electronics America, explained why the firm, which has developed the Gear VR headset with Facebook's Oculus, was also working with Microsoft. Microsoft's immediate focus is on its growing mixed reality software and partner device ecosystem, which includes a range of products, from simpler augmented reality (AR) experiences to more immersive mixed reality and full-blown virtual reality. The built-in headphones are also unique to Samsung's headset.