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Leaked Xbox Documents Show XR Interest But No Immediate Plans

Leaked documents relating to Microsoft's business strategy for Xbox show the company eyeing XR technology but continuing to keep it at arm's length. While Microsoft...

XR Industry Giants Team up to Save Key Developer Tool

Microsoft, Qualcomm and Magic Leap announced a partnership to "guide the evolution" of the Mixed Reality Toolkit (MRTK), a cross-platform AR/VR development framework which...

Microsoft Releases Initial Azure Cloud Rendering Support for Quest 2 & Quest Pro

Microsoft announced it's released a public preview of Azure Remote Rendering support for Meta Quest 2 and Quest Pro, something that promises to allow...

Microsoft’s Meandering XR Strategy Could Lead to Another Zune Moment

At least from the outside, it appears Microsoft isn't actively competing for a seat at the XR table, which is fairly odd coming from...

US Congress Halts Orders of Microsoft AR Combat Goggles Amid Reports of Headaches &...

In 2021, Microsoft won a United States Army defense contract worth up to $22 billion which would support the development of an Integrated Visual...

Microsoft & Meta to Bring Key Productivity Tools to Quest, Including Windows 11 via...

Meta and Microsoft today announced at Connect that starting in 2023 the Quest platform is getting a host of Windows productivity tools along with...

HoloLens Chief Alex Kipman to Leave Microsoft Amid Misconduct Allegations

Alex Kipman is leaving Microsoft amid what an Insider report alleges to have stemmed from misconduct allegations leveled at the HoloLens co-creator. The report maintains that...

Report: Microsoft Braces for Negative Field Tests of Military HoloLens

Microsoft is supposedly gearing up to field test its HoloLens-based military AR headset, however a new report contends the company is bracing for impact, as...

Qualcomm & Microsoft Partner on “custom AR chips” for Next-gen, Lightweight Glasses

Today during Qualcomm's CES 2022 press conference, the company announced a partnership with fellow tech-giant Microsoft which will involve "designing custom AR chips and...

Microsoft’s Metaverse Ambitions Grow as Teams Platform to Include 3D Avatars & Immersive XR...

Microsoft is making a strong bid to bolster its version of the metaverse as it looks to roll out 3D avatars and immersive meetings for...

Xbox Error Message Refers to VR Headset, Microsoft Says VR Still Not a Focus...

A message uncovered by IGN Italy when plugging in a pair of wireless headphones into an Xbox Series X/S caused a stir in the...

Microsoft is the First Major Tech Company to Host a VR Keynote, and it...

Last week Microsoft became the first major tech company to host a keynote presentation fully in virtual reality. Despite many moving parts, the company...

Microsoft Announces Mesh, a Foundation for Building Multi-user XR Applications

Today during the Microsoft Ignite developer conference, the company announced Mesh, a new cloud-based service which Microsoft says will streamline the creation of multi-user...

Microsoft to Expand Azure Kinect’s Computer Vision Tech to Commercial Market

The technology behind Microsoft's enterprise-focused computer vision camera, the Azure Kinect developer kit, will soon find its way into commercial products. Microsoft is collaborating with two...

Pressure Mounts for Xbox’s Missing VR Strategy as PSVR Revenue Exceeds $2 Billion

VR may still be young, with an install base still small compared to the world of traditional gaming consoles, but it can't be ignored...
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