Microsoft announces expanded VR framework support for Edge PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wayne   
Thursday, 12 October 2017 20:24

microsoft edge browserVirtual reality might still be the big thing in the gaming industry, but WebVR is also expanding VR to the web. Microsoft has already introduced WebVR 1.1 API for the Edge browser, and is now expanding on that with the release of EdgeHTML 16. EdgeHTML 16 will be a part of October’s Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, and it will enable you to utilize Windows Mixed Reality headsets and motion controllers whilst browsing with Edge. Windows Mixed Reality is a new type of VR headset that includes a system of front-mounted cameras that incorporate real world objects in its virtual world. The HoloLens was one of the first mixed reality headsets that is taking VR to a whole new level. The Acer Mixed Reality HMD is another WMR headset, which also has an innovative motion controller. Samsung and Dell also have their own Windows Mixed Reality headsets designed for the Windows 10 platform. Microsoft has now announced it has updated Edge’s WebVR 1.1 implementation with EdgeHTML 16 to support WMR motion controllers. This means that updated Windows 10 users can use their headsets’ motion controllers for virtual reality content open in Edge. Edge users can browse the web in 2D and launch WebVR content with their WMR headsets and motion controllers...Further details are posted on our FORUM.