Microsoft is keen to use the phrase mixed reality, rather than describing the headset as AR or VR but, in the original Windows 10 headset announcements previous year, the VR label was used.
The company revealed its Acer Windows Mixed Reality developer edition headset at GDC 2017 Wednesday.
Mixed Reality has a much brighter future than VR in terms of an overall spectrum of content and offered experiences, and I think that Windows Mixed Reality will be a huge boon for Microsoft in the coming years. Its plan is to deliver mixed reality content for Xbox On devices, with the inclusion of Project Scorpio in 2018.
The launch date was announced this week at the Games Developers Conference while Microsoft shipped Windows Mixed Reality headsets to developers.