Some say that this wave of virtual reality is near its end, what with the lack of games and discounts for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Others think that mixed reality is the future.
Well, ASUS seems firmly in the latter camp.
That’s because the company has finally unveiled its Windows Mixed Reality headset at IFA today, not too long after Dell did the same for its Visor. ASUS is not going for a fancy name, though, and has instead opted for a generic title for the device.
The ASUS Windows Mixed Reality Headset will be called exactly that!
Microsoft actually announced this little gizmo earlier today, and while the blog post does not go into detail, it does confirm that the device is on track to launch later this year, priced at €449, which translates to about $535.
You can see how it looks here:
According to Redmond, the head-mounted display weighs in at less than 400 grams, and features what it calls a balanced-crown design that reduces pressure on the nose and face.
In terms of specifications, it looks like the standard deal, similar to all other mixed reality HMDs that are coming out soon. Which is to say two 1440 x 1440 pixel displays, and the same system requirements that allow PCs with integrated graphics to run things at 60fps, and those with dedicated cards, at 90fps.
What we don’t quite know right now is whether this price above bundles the Motion Controllers, or whether the accessories are separate.
Regardless, it looks like Microsoft and partners are giving it their all to make the Windows Mixed Reality platform a success. We’ll have to wait to see how these headsets fare on the market, but so far, they are looking rather good.