This week Microsoft announced that they are now shipping the development kits for their new Windows Mixed Reality platform, which is the new name for what we previously knew as Windows Holographic.

With this, Microsoft hopes to make it easier for developers to create Windows 10 compatible virtual reality and augmented reality experiences, ahead of the public launch of the platform.

Once launched, a variety of VR headsets will be launched that have been designed and created for and by a range of PC manufacturers.

The Microsoft version of this Mixed Reality headset is designed specifically for use with development, featuring two 1,440 x 1,440 pixel LCD displays that offer refresh rates of up to 90 Hz.

The headset also features HDMI 2.0 and USB 3.0 connections with a dedicated connection for audio.

There’s also a camera on the right-hand side of the camera, which will be used for the devices mixed reality functions.

Check out the video below for a quick look at Microsoft’s Mixed Reality headset.

No pricing has been revealed for the development version of the Windows Mixed Reality kit just yet, however, Microsoft did state that the consumer versions will launch for from $299, with Mixed Reality-ready PCs that will be launched at around the same time for from $499.

Of course, we will let you know more as we hear it.

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