Check out the Dell Visor, an upcoming affordable Windows Mixed Reality headset

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Microsoft has promised that they are going to be bringing a range of much more accessible and democratized headsets to Windows platforms. The company announced pricing on 28 August.

The fact that the headsets will offer SteamVR compatibility is yet another step for Valve's platform towards becoming a leader on the market.

For the time being, there is no saying whether the Steam support will be automatic for all VR titles when the VR headset and motion controllers are released. Developers may have to retroactively add Windows VR support for each game, so be aware that these new headsets may not work with all VR games straight out of the box. Microsoft did hint at some upcoming tech that would widen the scope of applications that mixed reality is capable of.

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However, some things have changed since Microsoft's price confirmation. Though Microsoft is calling it "mixed reality", and there are cameras on the front of the headsets that could theoretically allow for something like an experience halfway between AR and VR, early demoes of the platform have just shown virtual reality experiences so far. Nevertheless, users may find the lighter hardware requirements and the straightforward setup enticing. Virtual reality enthusiasts know that Steam is a great place to enjoy cutting edge immersive experiences. Kipman has said these headsets will work with computers that cost as little as $500. The software giant has previously announced that the headsets will come in two tiers.

Back in October, Microsoft announced that it would be working with its partners - HP, Dell, Lenovo, ASUS, and Acer - to launch new mixed reality headsets that start at $299, a more cost-effective option than competing devices from Oculus and HTC.

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