Windows 10 Fall Creators Update launches October 17

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update launches October 17

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update launches October 17

According to their announcement, Microsoft is not just pursuing this in the commercial sector, but also plans to develop mixed reality features at the consumer level, specifically mentioning video games. With the Fall Creators Update, we are introducing some fun, new ways to get creative.

Technically billed as mixed reality products, these will essentially work the same way as a Rift or Vive, beaming the user into a "new reality" by combining "physical and digital worlds".

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Myerson said those dealing with Lou Gehrig's disease would welcome the update, as might other physically challenged Windows users, because Microsoft has included Eye Control.

The Acer headset will be the cheapest, at $299, followed by the HP at $329, and Dell / Lenovo pricing theirs at $349. We have previously seen Halo augmented reality experiences for marketing purposes, so this Halo mixed reality experience could be much like that.

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Lenovo has introduced its augmented/virtual reality head mounted display (HMD) compatible with the Windows Mixed Reality platform.

Next up, a (very creatively named) feature called "Pick Up Where You Left Off", which lets you start a task on your Windows PC, say editing a Word document, and pick it up on your phone exactly where you left off.

The update also comes with some improvements to Windows Ink, allowing you to mark up PDF files in the Edge browser.

Most enhancements will be to Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) - Microsoft's threat detection and protection service that is part of Windows 10 Enterprise, and which will bundle together Defender Application Guard (WDAG), Windows Defender Device Guard, and Windows Defender Antivirus. Although presented as mixed reality, this platform is actually entirely virtual. Windows users and administrators can enforce the upgrade to install it as early as possible, or wait until Windows Update selects the PC for the update.

The new tech certainly has massive implications for gaming, but it's so far unclear how or if Microsoft will integrate its latest software with the Xbox One, the company's current-gen home gaming console.

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