Microsoft reveals new features coming to Windows Mixed Reality in Spring

Microsoft today revealed the new features that are coming to Windows Mixed Reality in Spring. This update is now available for Fast ring insiders with the Insider Preview Build 17115. The upcoming features include haptic feedback support for SteamVR games, new Skyloft environment and more. Find the full change log below.

  • A brand-new environment. In October we mentioned that the Cliff House was the first of many environments you’ll be able to enjoy in Windows Mixed Reality, and now we’re rolling out the Skyloft for you to customize and expand your MR experience. You can navigate there by selecting Places on the Mixed Reality Start menu.
  • As requested, we’ve added haptic feedback to the motion controllers for SteamVR games!
  • We’ve improved performance in SteamVR games with significantly lower video RAM usage. We’ve also improved the performance of live video preview in the Mixed Reality Portal on desktop.
  • You can now take mixed reality photos directly from your controller by holding the Windows button and then tapping the trigger. This works across environments and apps except for capturing content protected with DRM.
  • The automatic performance settings have been updated to provide an optimized experience, and we’ve added a new setting to override the default in Settings > Mixed Reality > Headset display.
  • Setup now provides more detailed information about common compatibility issues with USB3.0 controllers and graphics cards.
  • Many more improvements that the team has been hard at work on!

Microsoft also mentioned that this build includes fixes for the two blocking issues in the previous build, as well as reliability and fit and finish improvements.

Source: Microsoft

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