Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality headsets to get SteamVR and Halo experiences


Big news: Microsoft has announced that its Windows Mixed Reality headsets will support SteamVR content

The first headsets, due to arrive during the Christmas holiday season, will run SteamVR experiences, which are already supported on top-end headsets like the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

HP, Lenovo, Dell and Acer will each release their own Windows Mixed Reality headset along with motion controllers later this year. Bundles start at $399 (about £310 / AU$505), Microsoft said today. 

But the content news doesn’t stop at Steam. Microsoft also announced it’s working with 343 Industries to bring Halo VR to Windows Mixed Reality. 

Details are thin on the ground as to what these Halo experiences will entail, but this is a major get for the newest VR platform, if an unsurprising one. Minecraft, too, is making its way to Windows Mixed Reality, as spotted in this video: