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Microsoft talks about Windows 10 gaming and Windows Holographic

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The latest "This week on Windows" video offers a glimpse into the future of Windows 10 devices, gaming with Windows 10, Windows Holographic and the improved Edge extension experience.

Windows Holographic

In 2017 Microsoft will release PC's and head-mounted displays "that will work seamlessly with Windows Holographic." Note that Microsoft isn't calling it "Virtual Reality" but "mixed reality experience." As far as I can gather, Microsoft wants to broaden the virtual reality experience across different devices and for a variety of uses. According to Microsoft, Windows 10 is "The Only Mixed Reality Platform," and will include Windows Holographic apps in future updates. The purpose of the apps are to blend "2D and 3D apps at the same time. "Windows 10 includes Windows Holographic, the platform that powers the amazing mixed reality experiences available on Microsoft HoloLens today. It offers a holographic shell and interaction model, perception APIs, and Xbox Live services."

The latest example of Windows Holographic in action was a colloboration between Microsoft and Legendary for the creation and advertising of Warcraft, the movie. Read more here.

Gaming with Windows 10

Minecraft goes VR, Quantum Break gets a discount for PC and a look at upcoming PC's for the "PC gaming enthusiast."

  • Minecraft Windows 10 beta now supports VR with the Oculus Rift.
  • Native support for keyboard and mouse
  • VR controls for the Xbox One controller
  • Multi-sample, anti aliasing for crisper visuals and new render distance settings
  • VR settings are specific to VR, and won't change the normal gameplay settings
  • Quantum Break price reduction - R463.90 ($39.99) on Windows store for PC
  • Lenovo Idea Center Y10 - Out of the box with 4K and VR support
  • Lenovo Idea Center Y10 -First ever PC to integrate Xbox wireless directly into the system. Meaning, any Xbox One controller can connect to it wirelessly.
  • HP Omen - The PC if you want to upgrade & modify your rig.
  • HP Omen -Includes tool-less access to components, toolkit inside the case and clean-cable management

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