Microsoft brings Steam content to Windows Mixed Reality headsets

Microsoft today revealed its plans for Windows Mixed Reality experiences. Along with the update about the Windows Mixed Reality hardware, Microsoft today for the first time revealed its plans for the content. Microsoft is working with a number of partners to bring immersive experiences to the Windows Store. The first wave of content partners include Next Reality, Hulu, Felix and Paul studios, Jaunt, Dark Legion, Orange, Sony Pictures and more.

Microsoft today also announced that they are working with 343 Industries to bring future Halo experiences into mixed reality. Microsoft didn’t mention any other information about the type of content they are working on. It could be either a full fledged Halo game or just some Halo content which you can try in VR.

Finally, Microsoft has partnered with Valve to bring Steam content to Windows Mixed Reality. You will be able to enjoy all the VR content available on Steam using Windows Mixed Reality headsets. This is a great news since there are some exciting VR content available now and coming soon to Steam. It is important to note that Steam already supports Vive, Rift and OSVR. 

“Working with Microsoft to include SteamVR compatibility with these devices is also a big step in growing VR as an open platform for developers and consumers. With a broad range of hardware options available from leading PC manufacturers, the Steam community will have more choice than ever to experience the amazing potential of VR” said Valve’s Joe Ludwig.

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