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Yesterday Lenovo accidentally leaked that the release date of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is October 17. The Lenovo Explorer headset connects to a modern Windows 10-based PC using USB and HDMI cables and blends virtual reality with the real world. Notably, that doesn't just mean Windows 10 computers - it'll also bring over some of what you're doing to iOS and Android, as well. That said, not all users are enthused with the necessity to upgrade, because, as we have come to realize, Windows 10 upgrades can break apps and hardware drivers. In addition to software written for Microsoft's Mixed Reality API, they will also support the SteamVR platform, so a library of suitable games should materialize soon. Bundles with a headset and motion controllers will start at $399 and will be compatible with new PC models starting at $499, Microsoft Technical Fellow Alex Klipman said in a blog post.
Engadget is reporting that HP, Lenovo and Dell will each have their own VR headsets rolling out for the Mixed Reality platform, priced between $350 and $450. That makes Asus' device the most expensive one in the range, and also the latest one to arrive.
It laid the foundation for a more creative operating system with the Creators Update earlier this year, but is now building on that with new 3D features, updates to media applications and gaming enhancements. It won't be quite as interesting as originally expected, as flagship cross-device features teased at Microsoft's Windows 10 Fall Creators Update unveiling in May - like an app Timeline and cloud clipboard - didn't wind up making the final cut.