Microsoft's Windows 10 Fall Creators Update rollout to kick off October 17

Lenovo's Explorer Mixed Reality headset starts at just $349.99

Lenovo Explorer Windows Mixed Reality Headset Arrives In October Priced From $349

Microsoft wants to make the devices as affordable as possible and claims the cheapest will be $299.

Today at IFA Microsoft has made the launch date and pricing of their Windows Mixed Reality headsets official.

Since version 1511 was released in November 2015, Microsoft has released additional feature updates that build upon each other, delivering the newest features and more comprehensive security.

Microsoft announced their new Windows 10 Mixed Reality initiative for the home computing platform.

"Our mission at Microsoft is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more", said Microsoft Windows chief Terry Myerson in a press release. With the Fall Creators Update, we've updated Game Mode, which allows your games to use the full processing power of your device as if it was an Xbox game console, right from a new button on the Game bar. OneDrive Files On-Demand is the long-awaited replacement for the placeholders that were found in Windows 8.1 and removed in Windows 10. This will be ideal for those users who are planning on playing Xbox Play Anywhere games. When bundled with motion controller, the headset will cost $449. Asus won't be able to release its own Mixed Reality headset until Spring 2018. "One that is easy to setup, not requiring you to mount cameras around the room, just put the headset on your head, plug it into your PC and get started, leaving your hands free to interact with the mixed world", Myerson continued. That may sound impossible but there's one caveat: On iOS and Android the feature is powered by SwiftKey (that's the keyboard app Microsoft acquired for $250 million last year), so you'll need to have that app installed in order to use the feature. That said, none of that is likely up to Lenovo as it's not actually creating the content, so any of the content that you do wish to experience should be found in the Windows store and will probably be compatible with any of the Mixed Reality headsets that are running on Microsoft's platform. As we are already aware OEM's are expected to pull the wraps from their headsets on October 17 while the others will follow suit.

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