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 will no longer offer Xbox 360 games via Games with Gold

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Microsoft will no longer offer Xbox 360 titles via Games with Gold starting later this year. Gaming News games with gold Microsoft xbox Xbox 360

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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 Teams may liven up meetings with casual game integration

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Microsoft is working to bring casual games over to Microsoft Teams, including classics like Solitaire and Wordament. Computing News Microsoft Microsoft Teams teams Windows

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 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.

‘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 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.

Top Gun Comes To VR In Free Microsoft Flight Simulator Expansion

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A free expansion for Microsoft Flight Simulator brings the Top Gun experience to VR with new missions, challenges and aircraft. Microsoft Flight Simulator is available for PC and Xbox, with optional VR support for the former.

Microsoft Boosts Xbox Cloud Gaming Performance On iPhone And iPad

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Microsoft has announced Xbox Cloud Gaming performance improvements for the iPhone and iPad. Gaming NewsThe company has already seen a big uptick in playtime as a result.

‘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 Edge just became every gamer’s browser

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Microsoft added new features for gamers to its popular Edge browser, including a new gaming feed and cloud gaming. Computing Gaming News Chromium Edge Game Pass Microsoft Microsoft Edge

Microsoft plans to recognize Call of Duty devs’ new union

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Phil Spencer said Microsoft will recognize Raven Software's union once its deal with Activision Blizzard closes next year. Gaming News Activision Blizzard Microsoft phil spencer Raven Software Union

‘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

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's Most Embarrassing Product Failures

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Microsoft is responsible for bringing many of us into the digital realm, introducing generations of consumers to the PC. Beyond Windows, Microsoft and its brand Xbox have been a driving force behind the growth of gaming, Office… Read more.

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!),

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.

2022’s Xbox and Bethesda Showcase is vital for Microsoft

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Microsoft needs to show why we should care about their gaming platforms in 2022 with the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase.

Microsoft’s DirectStorage drastically cuts CPU use in games

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Microsoft has recently unveiled DirectStorage for Windows. According to a Microsoft engineer, the tech will free up your CPU while lowering game load times. Computing News CPU DirectStorage forspoken GPU Microsoft NVMe SSD

Microsoft Acquires Activision Blizzard for $69B to Play “key role” in Metaverse Development

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Microsoft announced it’s planning to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion, making it the largest gaming acquisition to date. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says the studio will play a key role in the development of its future metaverse platforms.

Your biggest questions about the Microsoft-Activision deal, answered

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Analysts reveal what Microsoft's Activation Blizzard acquisition means for the industry. Gaming Activision Blizzard Microsoft xbox

Microsoft will recognize Activision Blizzard unions under labor neutrality agreement

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Microsoft and CWA have reached a breakthrough labor neutrality agreement that would make Microsoft recognize any union formed by Activision Blizzard employees. Gaming News Activision Blizzard Communication Workers of America Microsoft unions

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.

Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard acquisition is under investigation again

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billion deal between Microsoft and Activision Blizzard. Gaming News Activision Blizzard antitrust probe mergers and acquisitions MicrosoftThe U.K.'s s Competition and Markets Authority has launched an investigation into the $68.7

Microsoft Confirms Details Of Security Breach

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A hacker group known as LAPSUSS infiltrated Microsoft and posted a slew of code online. Gaming News TechnologyHere's what we know about the hack so far, and what is being done.

Microsoft Adds Xbox Gaming Features to Edge to Get You to Switch From Chrome

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For Edge to steal market share from Chrome, Microsoft will need to find ways to differentiate the relative newcomer from Google’s ubiquitous option.

Microsoft Just Gave Xbox Live Gold Subscribers Some Bad News

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The days of the Xbox 360 have long been over, and now Microsoft plans to bring an end to those aging titles, at least as part of its subscription plans. Gaming News

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?”—

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.

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

The XR Week Peek (2021.11.08): Microsoft Teams gets immersive, Meta may open its stores, and more!

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Image by Microsoft). Microsoft Teams to integrate Mesh in 2022. With a surprise move, Microsoft has announced that in 2022 it will integrate Microsoft Mesh, its framework to create shared XR experiences, inside Microsoft Teams. Header image by 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 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 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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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.