For the past year there has been a steady supply of rumours and reports that Microsoft is working with virtual reality (VR) technology. That speculation has been spurred on by the company itself at times. While a reveal of such a device is still yet to come, Microsoft has dropped a major teaser for its own head-mounted display (HMD) at a recent media briefing, although it currently looks more along the lines of augmented reality (AR).
Below is an image teasing the HMD, first shown at the media breifing in Redmond, Washington. It shows one player using a HMD that looks far more along the lines of a set of glasses than a pair of goggles. With the kit, the user can see a virtual roman collessum in the middle of the living room, while another user with a tablet can see it through this screen. An Xbox One can be seen running in the background with the image of the Kinect camera shown on-screen.
Further details about the HMD are yet to be announced. It could be that this is the same HMD that multiple developers have previously revealed that they are working on to VRFocus. There’s little in the image to suggest true VR support right now, however.
VRFocus will continue to follow this HMD, reporting back with any further updates on it.