At Microsoft big reveal yesterday, the company discussed some serious virtual reality and 3D ambitions. Through Windows 10 Creators Edition and HoloLens, the platform is embracing VR and 3D as much as it has augmented reality. Includes in the announcement were several VR headsets from numerous Windows OEMs.
HP was one of them, and now the company has confirmed that is backs Microsoft's VR and 3D goals 100%. In a blog post, the company says it is committed to implementing Microsoft 3D solutions across its products and platforms. HP believes “Windows 10 will change the way people create, communicate, learn and play by blending mixed reality with the real world.”
“When combined with Windows Holographic experiences, the upcoming Creators' Update to Windows 10 will help us achieve another major milestone in our vision for Blended Reality as we fully embrace the 3D capabilities coming to the Windows OS. We are excited to share how HP will enable 3D and VR experiences on HP devices and how this will complement our 3D print vision for creators.”
Innovative Solutions through Windows 10
With Microsoft's Windows 10 Creators Update, HP says its hardware will deliver 3D and VR that has never been seen before. The company says Microsoft's 3d ambitions fit perfectly with its own Blended Reality strategy.
At the Windows 10 event yesterday, Microsoft used a HP Elite X3 smartphone to show 3D mobile tools. The Elite X3 is the best Windows smartphone on the market, but it costs a whopping $750. The company's VR headset is considerably more affordable. The HP and other OEMs sets will cost $299.
Microsoft pointed out that this is considerably more affordable than rivals like HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.