Jaunt’s VR App for Windows Mixed Reality to feature Cortana Voice Navigation

The app will be available mid-October.

Today’s virtual reality (VR) news has been firmly focused on Microsoft and its Windows Mixed Reality (MR) headset announcements. One of which was the unveiling of several apps and videogames that’ll support the new head-mounted displays (HMDs) from HP, Dell, Acer and Lenovo. This included Jaunt’s own VR app, which the company has now said will feature a bunch of improvements.

The Jaunt VR app for Windows Mixed Reality is set to feature a more intuitive user interface, voice navigation using Microsoft Cortana, and content adaptive streaming to insure optimal image quality relative to available bandwidth.

“Partnering with Microsoft for the launch of Windows Mixed Reality allows Jaunt to bring one of the largest libraries of high quality immersive cinematic content to one of the most prolific technology brands in the world. Microsoft’s significant investment in mixed reality speaks volumes about the future of this medium,” said Jaunt CEO & President, George Kliavkoff in a statement. “Working with Microsoft to bring the latest version of our app to audiences worldwide has allowed us to continue pushing the limits of what interactive content has to offer.”

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Additionally, the launch of the app will also see the premiere of the company’s first interactive cinematic 6DOF film, Free the Night, directed by interactive filmmaker Nicole McDonald, of Marry the Moon and Hue, in which viewers pick lights out of a city skyline, placing them back into the night sky.

“As our first 6DOF film, FREE THE NIGHT expands Jaunt Studios’ offerings to give our users the next generation of interactive films,” added Kliavkoff. “It is beautifully imagined and executed by Nicole and the Studio team. It’s an exceptional experience.”

Jaunt’s VR app for Windows Mixed Reality will be available mid-October for the launch of the headsets.

For any further Jaunt updates, keep reading VRFocus.

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