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Microsoft’s Halo VR experience launches on October 17th

Microsoft’s Halo VR experience launches on October 17th

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Microsoft is bringing Halo to its Windows Mixed Reality headsets later this month. Halo Recruit will be available as a free download on October 17th, and it’s designed to be a VR environment of characters in the popular game. 343 industries has created the experience, and it looks like it will be similar to the lightsaber VR experience available on the HTC Vive last year. It’s not a full game of Halo, nor will you be running around as Master Chief, but it’s a first attempt at how Halo could look in virtual reality.

Gaming is a big part of virtual reality, and Microsoft previously announced its plans to support SteamVR titles on its Windows Mixed Reality headsets. Developers are now getting access to that support today, allowing them to test their games with Microsoft’s range of headsets. Consumers will be able to access a preview of SteamVR support later this year.