Support for Mixed Reality headsets will arrive on PCs with Microsoft's next major update of Windows 10 - the Fall Creators Update - which will be available to download on October 17, and many of the aforementioned Mixed Reality headsets will also go on sale on that date.
Apart from this, the Creators Update will also introduce Microsoft's latest Fluent Design System although much like Google's Material Design update its adoption would be a gradual process. The software upgrade, its fourth update, will be offered from Oct. 17 to existing customers of Windows 10 running on more than 500 million devices, the company said. Microsoft and Qualcomm continue to work closely with our OEM partners ASUS, HP and Lenovo in bringing Always Connected devices featuring always-on LTE connectivity and great battery life to market. Summing up its appeal Terry Myerson, EVP of Windows and Devices Group, wrote that the new Windows 10 will "let you tell your story like never before using photos, videos, and 3D effects; enhancements in gaming, security, accessibility, and immersive new experiences made possible by Windows Mixed Reality". It's not clear when Microsoft will be ready to talk about it, but the company's traditional hardware event in October could be the perfect opportunity to do it. Prices will begin at $299 (USD) for the Acer version, with the HP version priced at $329 and Dell's Visor' priced at $349.99. According to German site ComputerBase, Windows Mixed Reality's communication director Greg Sullivan stated that support for SteamVR won't be available on the launch day.
We are on track to see Windows 10 on Snapdragon devices become available this year as previously shared.
This is the core of Fall Creators Update, it's all about unleashing customers' creativity and having some fun while at the same time keeping them safe and secure. More of its features should be revealed by then.
Earlier this week at IFA, Microsoft partners also announced a range of beautifully designed, and feature rich modern devices.