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Microsoft Teases Windows Mixed Reality Event

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The press is to see more of the Windows Mixed Reality-- aka the Microsoft combination of virtual and augmented reality-- at a special event come 3 October 2017, ahead of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update launch.

Windows Mixed RealitlyThe event should be an "opportunity to hear where Microsoft is headed next," and will have Kinect and HoloLens inventor Alex Kipman as speaker.

One can safely assume the event will host a variety of Windows Mixed Reality headsets, which should hit the market from 17 October. As seen at IFA 2017, Mixed Reality headsets come from a number of vendors, including Acer, HP, Dell and Lenovo. The trade show also hosted an Asus headset with unique polygonal design, but that one will only hit the market on Spring 2018.

According to The Verge, one company will not be showing off a headset-- Microsoft itself. The news site claims that while the Windows Maker is currently working on a 2nd generation HoloLens with a dedicated AI chip, this will only hit the market "as late as 2019." How come? An explanation comes from Thurrott.com, with a report stating Microsoft is not feeling the pressure to release an incremental HoloLens update, and as such has sidestepped to what is technically HoloLens version 3.

17 October is also the date when the aforementioned Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will be available for download.

Go Windows Mixed Reality

Go Microsoft to Hold Mixed Reality Event on 3 October in San Francisco (The Verge)

Go Microsoft Accelerates HoloLens V3 Development, Sidesteps V2 (Thurrott.com)