Microsoft today made two major announcements on its mixed reality project, one of which involves collaboration with Intel for mixed reality PCs and an update on Windows 10 to run Windows Holographic shell in 2017.
- Intel and Microsoft are collaborating on a specification for mixed reality ready PCs and head mounted displays (HMDs). Our shared goal is to enable our hardware partners to build a broad range of devices for the mainstream consumer and business markets. We are working with several partners on the spec today, and plan to publicly release v1 of the spec at the Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) conference in Shenzhen in December.
- An update will be released to Windows 10 next year, which will enable mainstream PCs to run the Windows Holographic shell and associated mixed reality and universal Windows applications. The Windows Holographic shell enables an entirely new experience for multi-tasking in mixed reality, blending 2D and 3D apps at the same time, while supporting a broad range of 6 degrees of freedom devices.
Real Windows 10 holographic experience, running on an inexpensive and tiny Intel NUC at 90 fps