The first Windows-based VR headsets running on Microsoft’s new Mixed Reality platform are now shipping out, but there’s more on the way.
We already knew that Samsung would be releasing its Windows VR device next month (though not in Europe) and that Asus would follow up with its version next year, but now — as revealed by Engadget — Japanese tech company Fujitsu has also announced its own headset for the platform.
Specs-wise Fujitsu’s headset seems to belong to the lower-end group of the headsets. It’s got two 2.9 inch LCD panels with a resolution of 1440 x 1440 per eye and a refresh rate of up to 90Hz (though low-powered PCs will run it at 60Hz). The field of view (FOV) is 100 degrees. The visor can be flipped up to give you quick access to the real world.
There is, of course, a pair of motion controllers that come bundled with the device that are identical to the others being shipped with different headsets. It’s going to sell for ¥50,000 over in Japan, which works out to $445.
The company also plans to sell a bundle including the headset and its FMV LifeBook AH-MR/B3 notebook in Japan. That bundles a touch more expensive at ¥240,000 (around $2,140), though it’s not clear if the notebook will be capable of running Windows Mixed Reality in 60Hz or 90Hz.
Everything mentioned here is due for release in Japan in December, though we can’t spot word of a western release. That said these headsets are all so largely similar that you can pick up something identical for the same price from another company already, so no need to wait unless you have some strange obsession with Japanese tech giants.