343 Industries created a Halo VR experience for Windows Mixed Reality

Microsoft’s flagship Halo series is making its VR debut, only not as a full-fledged game. Instead, 343 industries has developed a short VR experience for Microsoft’s upcoming line of Windows Mixed Reality headsets.

The app itself is called Halo Recruit and drops players into a lightly explorable environment populated with characters, weapons, and vehicles from the Halo games.

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Social VR application AltspaceVR is acquired by Microsoft

Microsoft announced today during a press conference held in San Fransisco that it has acquired the social VR application AltspaceVR, which had shut down suddenly back in July due to lack of funding.

After being shut down, the free social VR networking platform had told members that they were in talks with a third party (revealed to be Microsoft) in order to save the community.

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