Oct 3, 2017
Samsung Odyssey virtual reality headset announced for Windows
Samsung has unveiled a virtual reality rig designed for use with Windows PCs. HMD Odyssey joins previously announced VR headsets and hand controllers from Dell, HP, Lenovo, Acer and Asus to form the launch hardware line-up for Microsoft's new Mixed Reality platform. Until now, HTC's Vive and Facebook's Oculus Rift have had most of the market in high-end PC-based VR headsets to themselves. Microsoft hosted an event in San Francisco to mark the release of a new version of Windows 10 on 17 October that supports new virtual and augmented reality capabilities. Samsung's headset was pitched as a premium way to experience VR, thanks to it featuring higher-resolution OLED displays than the other new kit. Microsoft has acquired AltSpaceVR, a virtual reality-based social media platform.
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