It has been a big week for Microsoft and Windows Mixed Reality, with the company officially announcing Samsung Odyssey, the acquisition of AltspaceVR and confirming a preview of SteamVR would be coming to headsets this year. Intel also made an appearance at the event to announce that it would be bringing the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games to Window Mixed Reality.
Gregory Bryant, senior vice president and general manager of Intel’s Client Computing Group, joined Microsoft Technical Fellow Alex Kipman in AltspaceVR to make the announcement, part of a multi-year partnership between Intel and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) which was announced earlier this year.
“We’re thrilled about this and know that viewers are going to love the way they can get a front row seat to take part in the action,” Bryant said. “The Olympics and AltspaceVR are the type of experiences that light up with Windows Mixed Reality and 8th Gen Intel Core processors, and we’re going to scale this experience across devices – everything from 2 in 1s, notebooks to desktops – so everyone can enjoy.”
Intel will be delivering the Windows Mixed Reality experience using its Intel True VR technology, which is specially geared towards live coverage. The most recent events being the PGA Tour in 2017/18.
As further details are released VRFocus will let you know.