Microsoft will drop Windows Mixed Reality in a future update

Microsoft will drop Windows Mixed Reality in a future update

Microsoft plans to remove Windows Mixed Reality from its operating system.

Support will also be discontinued for the Mixed Reality Portal application, as well as Windows Mixed Reality for Steam VR. Microsoft didn’t say when that would happen, only saying that Windows Mixed Reality will be removed in a future release of Windows. This is reported by PC Mag.

Windows Mixed Reality is Microsoft’s virtual reality ecosystem for Windows PCs. Note that Windows Mixed Reality has been inactive for several years.

Windows Mixed Reality made its way to several headsets between 2017 and 2021. Versions from Acer and HP received 3/5 average scores from PCMag at the time thanks to “inconvenient whims” at work After that, headsets lost their popularity. This is partly due to the success of Steam VR, which offers a more robust library of games, among other features.

HoloLens 2 is currently the only Microsoft Windows Mixed Reality device on the market.

HoloLens 3, the combat goggles for the US military, was expected to be released in 2021, but the launch was canceled early last year.

In their material, ProIT reported on their trials.

According to the results, the use of the glasses caused nausea, headaches and dizziness in some soldiers. Other testers were not satisfied with the narrow field of view of the device and the light of the display, which could betray the presence of a soldier at night.

Note that key functions also failed relatively often.

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