Acer expects Microsoft’s Mixed Reality to be the big winner of virtual reality  #VR
  • Acer has put its weight behind Microsoft’s Mixed Reality ecosystem, with the Taiwanese company’s chairman, Jason Chen, estimating that the Mixed Reality market will reach 10 million units sold a year in the next few years, making it the largest platform for virtual reality.
  • This is a bold claim, and Acer is looking to take advantage of the popularity of Mixed Reality with its Acer Mixed Reality Head-Mounted Display device.
  • As we saw at IFA 2017, a number of other big names are releasing Mixed Reality headsets, including the Dell Visor, Lenovo Explorer and Asus Windows Mixed Reality Headset.
  • Support for Mixed Reality headsets will arrive on PCs with Microsoft’s next major update of Windows 10 — the Fall Creators Update — which will be available to download on October 17, and many of the aforementioned Mixed Reality headsets will also go on sale on that date.
  • While Mixed Reality headsets aren’t all-out virtual reality game devices like the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, they will come with gaming features, such as SteamVR and Halo VR.

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