With the VR topic being so hot at the moment, it would’ve been silly to assume that Microsoft wouldn’t be all over it. The company is making the necessary preparations for the launch of their very own VR headset unit. Named simply Windows 10 VR, the devices are slated to make an appearance on public marketplaces in 2017. With 2017 just around the corner, fans are eager to test out Microsoft’s VR solution.
Sources indicate that the tech icon has been testing the headset in order to accurately pinpoint the minimum PC specifications required for using it. The most surprising thing here is that the results pointed towards a highly affordable configuration as the lowest you can go with the Windows 10 VR system. PC users that will be interested in trying out the headset firsthand will need at least 4 GB of RAM and a dual core processing unit capable of hyperthreading. Considering that today most video games require at least 8 GB of RAM and a quad core processor, it would be fair to say that Microsoft’s upcoming virtual reality headset has more than reasonable demands. The graphics processing unit featured in your configuration must also support DirectX12. To connect the unit to your PC, you will need a USB 3.0 port.
There is another subject for discussion in the Microsoft camp regarding VR, in the form of a Windows 10 operating Alcatel Idol 4. The device is said to be the first ever produced by the manufacturer which runs Microsoft’s Windows OS. Also, it will include VR capabilities, meaning that Microsoft is moving on the mobile front as well when it comes to virtual reality.
As we approach release time, more information will become available about the upcoming VR endeavors from Microsoft.