Microsoft Files Patent To Bring Real-World Objects To VR

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According to a patent filed to the United States Patent & Trademark Office, Microsoft has been working on a computer system that automatically converts physical objects into digital models viewable in VR. Image Credit: Microsoft. Feature Image Credit: Microsoft.

‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ is Finally Getting VR Controller Support, Coming in Mid-November

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Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020) features PC VR headset support, although it’s notably missing the ability to use VR motion controllers. In the meantime it’s received a few significant updates, which brought much needed performance improvements to the graphically-intense game.

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‘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.

‘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’ 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.

‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ Update 5 to Bring VR Performance Improvements

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Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020) includes support for SteamVR headsets, however playing via VR requires some of the most modern (and consequently least available) PC components due to its demanding spec requirement. News Bits VR Game flight sim Microsoft flight simulator vr flight sim

The new Microsoft Store will integrate the Epic Games Store without extra fees

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The new Microsoft Store on Windows 11 is exiting beta on October 5, with the integration of third-party storefronts in the coming months. Computing discord Epic Games Microsoft microsoft store opera web browser Windows Windows 11

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 Simulator VR Controller Support Coming Mid-November

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In the longer term, we also know that Microsoft Flight Simulator will receive helicopters in 2022 — Asobo marked helicopters as a ‘planned feature’ for 2022 on the roadmap in July. Are you looking forward to VR controller support in Microsoft Flight Simulator?

Helicopters Coming To Microsoft Flight Simulator In 2022

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A new development update on Microsoft Flight Simulator revealed that helicopters are a planned feature, set for a prospective 2022 release.

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 Edge Comes to Xbox, Letting You Stream Stadia Games

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Xbox is about to become a more open platform with Microsoft’s September software update. The console is getting the latest version of Microsoft Edge, which means you can play Stadia games, chat on Discord servers, and access Steam.

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.

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.

Our First Look At Microsoft HoloLens 2

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Microsoft debuts their latest mixed reality device at Mobile World Conference 2019. The first time I tried the HoloLens I knew I was experiencing the first generation of a game-changing technology. Over these past three and a half years, Microsoft has been listening to their customers, claims HoloLens inventor and Microsoft Technical Fellow Alex Kipman as he took his turn on stage. Microsoft states they’ve more than doubled the field-of-view on the HoloLens 2.

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.

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 teases new Windows 11 feature, calling it a ‘game-changer’

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Microsoft's Windows+Devices chief Panos Panay has just teased a new Focus Sessions feature for Windows 11, for those times when you need to relax. Computing News Focus Mode Microsoft panos panay Windows Windows 11

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?”—

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 expands cloud gaming to Apple devices and Windows 10 PCs

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Microsoft has announced that more people than ever will be able to experience Xbox Cloud Gaming across a variety of devices. Gaming Apple Microsoft xbox xbox cloud gaming Xbox Series X

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.

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 Is Closer to Realizing the Surface Duo's Gaming Potential

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Microsoft is closer to turning the the Surface Duo into the mobile gaming machine many hoped it would be with new support for custom layouts when using Xbox Touch Controls in the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

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’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 and Bethesda to hold joint E3 showcase June 13

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Microsoft and Bethesda will have a combined E3 2021 digital showcase, and we'll let you know when it airs and what you can expect from it. Gaming Bethesda Games E3 Microsoft

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 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 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 & 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.

The best settings for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 on Xbox Series X

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Microsoft Flight Sim 2020 allows for numerous customization options to fit your needs. Gaming How-To Asobo Studio Microsoft Microsoft Flight Simulator microsoft flight simulator 2020 Xbox Series X

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 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.

Every announcement from Microsoft and Bethesda’s joint E3 showcase

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Microsoft and Bethesda held a 90-minute joint showcase that revealed tons of Xbox games. Gaming Bethesda e3 2021 Halo Infinite Microsoft Starfield

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.