Windows Mixed Reality usage on Steam climbs slightly in November

The November SteamVR stats are out and last month there was a slight climb in usage from 7.7 to 7.77%. Last month there were lots of deals for Mixed Reality headsets but we won’t see the effects of the sales until next month’s stats. SteamVR’s survey does not include Windows…

New WMR headset the Samsung Odyssey+ includes built in Bluetooth

Samsung have kept the details of their new Windows Mixed Reality headset quiet so far, but we now have details from Samsung’s website. The new Odyssey Windows VR headset has a built in Bluetooth receiver meaning you do not have to have a Bluetooth receiver on the PC. This is…

Windows Mixed Reality for SteamVR Beta Updated

Steam have updated the public beta Windows Mixed Reality for SteamVR. This component links Windows Mixed Reality with SteamVR so you can play SteamVR games in WMR. The latest update has improved resolution for apps and games, Steam do not say how that has been achieved but I suspect it…

Windows Mixed Reality usage on SteamVR hits 7.18%

Windows Mixed Reality has seen another usage boost on SteamVR in August. Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality accounted for 7.18% usage on SteamVR in August up from 6.25%. SteamVR’s survey does not include Windows Mixed Reality games played directly for the native Cliff House or Skyloft but it does give an…

Acer launches new Windows Mixed Reality Headset

Today at IFA in Berlin, Acer have launched a brand new Windows Mixed Reality headset. The new headset has detachable design, built in audio and adjustable IPD. The front of the headset detaches so you can clean it, and here is a hard strap or soft washable head strap. For…

Video: SteamVR integrated with Windows Mixed Reality in Redstone 5

One of the great new features coming to Windows Mixed Reality with the next update Windows 10 is integration with SteamVR. Currently StreamVR operates separately to Windows Mixed Reality so to launch a game like Beat Saber while wearing a Windows Mixed Reality headset you have to use the desktop…

Windows Mixed Reality usage continues to grow on SteamVR in July

Windows Mixed Reality usage on SteamVR continued its growth during July. The latest figure is 6.41% up from 6.25, until June it was hovering around 5% so it seems Microsoft’s VR system is continuing to grown. SteamVR’s survey does not include Windows Mixed Reality games played directly for the native…

Video: Windows Mixed Reality Changes in RS5 – Flashlight and new menus

In this video I take a look at the new Flashlight feature in Windows Mixed Reality that enables you to peek back into the real world when using a closed Windows Mixed Reality headset. It’s a great way to see what is going on in the real world while looking…

Haptic gloves in development for Windows Mixed Reality

Windows Mixed Reality could become even more immersive with a new VR haptic gloves coming soon. Plexus are soon to be launching a development kit of its haptic gloves system that will enable fingertip control and haptic feedback for VR systems. The development kit is scheduled to ship in August…

Windows Mixed Reality usage on SteamVR boosted in June

Windows Mixed Reality usage has seen its first significant boost on SteamVR since the November 2017 release. For the last few months, WMR usage has been around 5% but during June, it hit 6.25%. Contributing factors could be reduction in hardware prices and many games adding support Microsoft’s VR devices…

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