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This article was published on May 11, 2017


Microsoft’s first Mixed Reality controllers look like Oculus and Vive had a baby

Microsoft’s first Mixed Reality controllers look like Oculus and Vive had a baby
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Rachel is a writer and former game critic from Central Texas. She enjoys gaming, writing mystery stories, streaming on Twitch, and horseback Rachel is a writer and former game critic from Central Texas. She enjoys gaming, writing mystery stories, streaming on Twitch, and horseback riding. Check her Twitter for curmudgeonly criticisms.

Microsoft today announced at its Build conference in Seattle that it’s releasing a Windows Mixed Reality motion controller for its headsets, including HoloLens.

The controllers, which look very similar to what’s available for Oculus and Vive virtual reality headets, require no external tracking in order to follow your movements. In other words, you do not need any markers or other hardware.

Instead, the sensors are inside the headsets. You can use the controllers anywhere, so long as you have the headset.

Acer is selling the controller bundled with a Windows Mixed Reality headset later this year for $399.

Follow all our coverage of Microsoft’s Build conference here.

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