Samsung Debuts HMD Odyssey – Windows 10 powered VR Headset
Today, at a Windows Mixed Reality event in San Francisco, Microsoft’s Alex Kipman unveiled the Samsung HMD Odyssey, a new head-mounted display that runs Windows 10 through a virtual environment. Samsung joins the likes of Acer, Asus, Dell, HP and Lenovo in creating a Windows Mixed Reality headset.
“The Samsung HMD Odyssey is a high performing headset designed to provide the most immersive Windows Mixed Reality experience. ” said YG Choi, Senior Vice President of PC Business Team, Samsung Electronics. “With the widest field of view, built-in spatial sound and easy setup, the Samsung HMD Odyssey transports consumers to incredible virtual reality experiences.”
The Samsung HMD Odyssey will feature full support for Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Platform and feature two AMOLED displays, inside-out tracking, a built-in microphone (for Cortana support) and the usual Windows motions controllers. Users will have a 110-degree field of view inside the Odyssey, which is on par with the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive virtual reality headsets.
Samsung says the Windows Mixed Reality experience with the Samsung HMD Odyssey has been designed to give users the very best experience right out of the box. Unlike typical head-mounted displays, you do not need to install any extra motion sensors – simply connect to your PC and get started.
The Samsung HMD Odyssey will be available later this year in the US, China, Korea, Brazil and Hong Kong, with pre-orders beginning in the US today. The full set with headset and motion controllers will cost $499 and will ship November 6.