Microsoft showed yesterday the possibilities of Windows in virtual reality, thanks to Cliff House that allows us to customize our virtual space with different applications. In addition, all Summit attendees will receive a development kit starting in June.
Brandon Bray, senior program manager at Microsoft, took to the stage of the Vision VR/AR Summit 2017 to show Cliff House, the virtual house that allows us to place applications around all the available space, in a similar way to what is seen with HoloLens, but on the virtual world. We will be able to create custom areas such as a games basement, a work room or an entertainment center on the balcony overlooking a mountain landscape. To move around the environment, teleportation is used and a gamepad and our sight are used for interaction, in the sense that we direct our gaze as if it were the cursor, as indicated by RoadToVR.
During the talk, Microsoft announced that the 91% of the applications built for Windows Mixed Reality have been created with the Unity engine, and that as of June all Summit attendees will receive a free unit of the Acer development kit, with which to start working to have as much content as possible, once the arrival of the first commercial viewers of the Microsoft virtual reality platform begins.
You can watch the full part of Bray’s presentation through the following YouTube link, which starts right at the moment he enters the scene.