‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ VR Support Coming to SteamVR Headsets Next Week

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Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020) VR support was scheduled to arrive sometime this month, but the wait is nearly over. ASOBO announced that PC VR headset support is coming to the game next week.

Microsoft Wins Contract To Supply US Army With 120,000 HoloLens Headsets

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The United States Army confirmed via an official statement yesterday that it has awarded Microsoft a contract to deliver 120,000 military-grade HoloLens AR headsets designed for use in a variety of combat scenarios. ” Image Credit: Microsoft.

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Microsoft Announces Mesh, a Foundation for Building Multi-user XR Applications

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Today during the Microsoft Ignite developer conference, the company announced Mesh, a new cloud-based service which Microsoft says will streamline the creation of multi-user XR applications. Image courtesy Microsoft. Image courtesy Microsoft.

‘Microsoft Flight Sim’ VR Update Arrives Next Week Alongside Real-Time Snow & Ice

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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 is having one hell of a month. billion miles over 50 million flights ; not a bad number considering the game has been live less than 6 months. This past week the game also took home the award for “Best Sim / Strategy 2020” at The Game Awards 2020.

‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ VR Support Heading into Closed Beta Soon, Sign-ups Now Live

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Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020) for PC is getting VR headset support sometime around the launch of HP’s upcoming PC VR headset, the HP Reverb G2. The post ‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ VR Support Heading into Closed Beta Soon, Sign-ups Now Live appeared first on Road to VR.

‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ Will Receive VR Support This Fall, But There’s A Catch

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Yesterday, Microsoft confirmed via a joint press briefing with developer Asobo Studio that Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 will in fact be receiving official VR support, beginning with the upcoming HP Reverb G2 later this year. Image Credit: Microsoft.

The XR Week Peek (2021.03.08): Microsoft launches Mesh, HTC and Pico tease new hardware, and more!

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Microsoft announces Mesh, an XR collaboration platform. Alex Kipman promised us a Microsoft Ignite conference with an amazing level of immersion , and he kept his word. But since Microsoft owns one of those studios (and using it costs around $100K/day if I remember well!),

Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update 3 Due Tomorrow

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Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update 3 should be touching down tomorrow, developer Asobo confirmed. Microsoft Flight Simulator is able to produce stunningly authentic versions of these locations that basically look like real life.

NVIDIA CloudXR is Launching on Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and AWS

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NVIDIA is continuing the rollout of its CloudXR technology on the three leading cloud computing platforms: AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud. Nvidia has long offered a very similar streaming service called GeForce Now, but it’s for traditional games rather than XR.

Microsoft To Purchase ZeniMax Media, Parent Company Of Bethesda

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Microsoft’s acquisition will cost a reported $7.5 Microsoft has announced plans to acquire American video game holding company ZeniMax Media, owner of numerous high-profile game publishers, for a reported $7.5 billion.

Microsoft Announces Release Date For Minecraft Earth AR Sandbox Mobile Game

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Returning once again to celebrate all things Minecraft, Mojang kicked off its annual MINECON Live event yesterday, revealing a bevy of new updates coming to the core experiences, a new cinematic for their upcoming spin-off title Minecraft Dungeons , as well as an official board game. . “Our augmented reality mobile game is clearly the best thing involving a phone since Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone in 1876,” states Mojang in their MINECON 2019 recap post.

VR Now ‘Very High’ On Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Priorities

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In an interview with Austrian newspaper Der Standard, the head of Microsoft’s upcoming Flight Simulator 2020 revealed that VR is now “very high” on the list of priorities. Microsoft Flight Simulator was announced at E3 2019, for Windows 10 and Xbox One.

Microsoft Hires Former Valve Graphics Programmer

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A notable former member of the Valve VR team joined Microsoft as a “Partner Architect in Mixed Reality.” 2019 and he announced his move to Microsoft today. Very excited to share that I joined Microsoft today as a Partner Architect in Mixed Reality (HoloLens, VR, etc.)!

Microsoft’s ‘DreamWalker’ Turns Everyday Commutes Into VR Walking Experiences

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Earlier this week during the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software & Technology in New Orleans, Microsoft unveiled a prototype system that uses a combination of VR, GPS-based inside-out tracking, and pre-authored digital worlds to create dynamic VR experiences layered over actual walking routes located throughout the real-world. “To Image Credit: Microsoft Research. Image Credit: Microsoft Research. “We Feature Image Credit: Microsoft Research.

Microsoft Hints At Minecraft AR Experience Ahead Of 10th Anniversary

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It’ s been 10 years since the launch of what can only be described as one of the most influential video games in the history of entertainment. Released back in May of 2019, Minecraft’s deceitfully-simple art style and unique craft-based gameplay birthed a new genre in video games, launching a never-ending stream of similar survival crafting experiences. Released on Microsoft’s official YouTube channel, the video—entitled “What’s Minecraft up to?”—

Microsoft begins testing Dolby Vision on Xbox Series X/S

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Microsoft is adding Dolby Vision support to the Xbox Series X/S, which will deliver full-spectrum visuals. Gaming Dolby Vision Microsoft xbox series s Xbox Series X

Microsoft Partners With Unity On HoloLens 2 Development Edition

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Following the announcement of the Microsoft HoloLens 2, Unity has revealed a new partnership with the US-based multinational technology company to release a developer-focused version of the upcoming mixed reality headset. The Microsoft HoloLens 2 Developer Edition will include the latest HoloLens headset alongside $500 in free Azure credits plus a three-month trial of both Unity Pro and PiXYZ plugin. Image Credit: Microsoft.

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Microsoft is shuttering Mixer as it partners with Facebook Gaming

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The announcement is a major shift for Microsoft and its gaming partnerships. Gaming News breaking Facebook Facebook gaming Microsoft Microsoft Mixer Video Games

Microsoft & Niantic Show Off Multiplayer ‘Pokémon Go’ Prototype on HoloLens 2

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If you’ve been dreaming of a proper immersive AR experience from Pokémon GO , you’ll be happy to know that Microsoft and Pokémon Go developer Niantic are experimenting with the idea. “Microsoft Mesh offers a whole new way of doing that.

Xbox Error Message Refers to VR Headset, Microsoft Says VR Still Not a Focus for Console

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Microsoft says however that the error message was inaccurate, and that VR for Xbox is still not a happening. Some prognosticated that Microsoft has mistakenly leaked VR support for Xbox, something it has repeatedly rebuked in the past.

Microsoft’s cloud gaming service coming to iOS and PC in spring 2021

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Microsoft's cloud gaming service will come to PC and iOS in spring 2021, as well as expand to new markets. Gaming cloud gaming Microsoft

Microsoft’s VR Maker Tool ‘SharePoint Spaces’ to Launch in First Half of 2020

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Back at Microsoft’s annual SharePoint Virtual Summit in May 2018, the company announced it was getting ready to ship a new VR maker tool set called Spaces for SharePoint, the web-based collaborative platform for enterprise customers.

Microsoft Confirms Follow-Up To HoloLens Mixed Reality Headset

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HoloLens enters spotlight with new updates from Microsoft and a new ad featuring actor/rapper Common. Despite having released a developer edition all the way back in 2016, the Microsoft HoloLens has remained a relatively niche device. This news comes right after an extra special advertisement aired by Microsoft during this year’s NBA All-Star game. Of course this means loads of Microsoft devices from the Surface Studio, Dial and Pen, to the infamous Kinect.

Microsoft Flight Simulator VR Support Lands Next Month

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In a new Q&A video, developers from the Microsoft Flight Simulator studio Asobo confirmed that VR support is coming to the game in December. Microsoft Flight Simulator is available now for PC, with VR support coming December 2020.

Microsoft Patents Wand-Like Augmented Reality Controller

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Microsoft’s HoloLens already has a physical input device, the HoloLens Clicker, but in a recently published patent, we may be getting a peek into what the company was initially planning before they decided to include each HoloLens with the tiny 3DoF device. image courtesy Microsoft. image courtesy Microsoft. image courtesy Microsoft. image courtesy Microsoft. image courtesy Microsoft.

Microsoft’s Social Service AltspaceVR Pilots Mac Version

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Microsoft is piloting Mac OS support for its social service AltspaceVR. Microsoft is careful to note that some features and events aren’t supported on Mac OS, including Microsoft-linked accounts.

Microsoft will acquire Bethesda in blockbuster $7.5 billion deal

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Microsoft has agreed to acquire video game giant Bethesda, securing the rights to huge franchises like Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Dishonored, and Doom. Gaming News Bethesda Microsoft xbox Xbox Game Pass

Microsoft to Acquire Bethesda’s Parent Company ZeniMax for $7.5B

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Microsoft today announced that it’s entered into an agreement to acquire ZeniMax Media, the parent company of game studio Bethesda Softworks. The post Microsoft to Acquire Bethesda’s Parent Company ZeniMax for $7.5B

Microsoft’s Xbox Cloud Gaming service enters iOS and PC beta this week

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Microsoft's Xbox Cloud Gaming is entering beta for iOS and PC users this week, with invites being sent out to select Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers. Gaming Microsoft xbox xCloud

Microsoft Xbox Series X Games Showcase: Everything revealed

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Gaming News #breakingtwitter games showcase Microsoft Xbox Series XAnother big unveiling for upcoming Xbox Series X titles.

Microsoft Launches Closed Beta Sign-Ups for Minecraft Earth Mobile Augmented Reality Game

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The long tease that is the release of Minecraft Earth continues, this time with an opportunity to start playing what might be one of the hottest augmented reality games ever, before the general public. As promised back in May, Microsoft has opened up its closed beta program for those interested in signing up and diving into the world of Minecraft Earth as soon as possible.

The XR Week Peek (2020.09.28): The debate on Facebook continues, Microsoft acquires Zenimax, and more!

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Multiplayer shooter Solaris is the game of the week. The game is very different from its predecessor, and it is less a realistic combat simulator and more an adrenaline multiplayer game, like Unreal Tournament or Quake Arena. Microsoft has acquired Zenimax for $7.5B.

Microsoft Employees Aren’t Happy About $479M HoloLens Military Contract

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Last week a collection of Microsoft employees penned a letter to the companies CEO, Satya Nadella, and its president, Brad Smith, expressing their open discontent regarding a $479M contract with the United States military that would introduce roughly 100,000 HoloLens MR headsets to the battlefield. If you're a Microsoft employee you can sign at: [link] pic.twitter.com/uUZ5P4FJ7X. — Microsoft Workers 4 Good (@MsWorkers4) February 22, 2019.

Microsoft Reveals Acer Mixed Reality Headset

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Microsoft is showing some commitment to the idea of Windows Mixed Reality (formally known as Windows Holographic) with not just a single headset, but with five headsets. Acer, Asus, Dell, HP and Lenovo are all on board with Microsoft to put mixed reality into the hands of the consumers when Microsoft launches Project Scorpio , a high-end, 4K capable version of the XBox One. Game developers interested in building content for Windows Mixed Reality can sign up for ID@Xbox.

Microsoft Flight Simulator VR Patch Live, Here’s Our First Gameplay

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The long-awaited Microsoft Flight Simulator VR support is now live, and we’ve already jumped into it. Below is our first gameplay video for the VR support, which is available in the PC version of the game today. Microsoft Flight Simulator VR Support Arrives.

Sony’s Smurfs Partner With Microsoft’s HoloLens For VR Experience

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Microsoft reveals the $299 Xbox Series S next-gen gaming console

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Gaming News breaking twitter Microsoft xbox series sThe company didn't share any hardware specs, however.