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Microsoft will launch the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update on October 17th

02 September 2017

Microsoft also announced plans by a range of computer makers to introduce new hardware for businesses, consumers and video gamers created to take advantage of so-called "mixed reality" features in the October software release.

The Dell, Lenovo, HP and Acer headsets are all shown in the image on the Microsoft UK news centre, and given the USA pricing for these it's probably safe to assume these will be the ones we're looking at.

Another version of Windows 10 is about to bite the dust; support for version 1511, which was launched in November of 2015, will end October 2017.

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On the security side, the Fall Creators Update, Windows Defender will be smarter.

At this point, Windows 10 is running on more than 500 million devices, Meyerson wrote. Headsets from Acer, Dell, Lenovo, and HP will start shipping on the same day (and will be joined by Asus' headset next year), with prices starting at $299. When activated, Game Mode will let users play their games with the full processing power of their Windows 10 device. Headsets and motion controllers (starting at $299) from these companies are expected to be release along with the Fall Creators Update on October 17, notes PCMag.

As one of the biggest first-party drivers of its hardware in the past, Microsoft will no doubt be hoping that Halo can once again do the same for its new hardware platform.

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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". The Fall edition of this Creators Update is the 2nd installment major update for Windows 10 after the April one. In order to make Windows more accessible for those with Lou Gehrig's disease, Microsoft has introduced a new feature Eye Control that implements eye tracking technology to let users type, and operate a mouse simply by using their eyes.

The Explorer ships in October, and the pricing will seem very familiar if you've read about other WMR headsets.

"We are talking about a mixed reality system that fully immerses you in the experience not limited to a mobile device screen size", Meyerson wrote.

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Microsoft will launch the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update on October 17th