Windows Mixed Reality Headsets Will Support SteamVR, System Requirements Released

Microsoft has announced that Windows Mixed Reality headsets will be compatible with SteamVR content.

The company has also revealed the system requirements for Windows Mixed Reality, and revealed that a specific app will also be released that will test the capability of PC’s to work with the technology.

Desktop and Notebook PCs with Discrete Graphics (‘Mixed Reality Ultra’) Desktop and Notebook PCs with Integrated Graphics (‘Mixed Reality’)
Operating System Windows 10 (RS3) Fall Creators Update – Home, Pro, Business, Education
Processor i5 Intel Core i5 (4th generation) CPU with 4 or more physical cores AMD FX-4350 4.2Ghz (desktop), 4 or more physical cores Intel Core i5 (7th generation) CPU, 2 physical cores with Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology enabled
RAM 8GB DDR3 8GB DDR3 Dual Channel
Hard Disk Space 10 GB of free space
Graphics Card NVidia GTX 965M/AMD RX 460 or greater DX12 capable discrete GPU Integrated Intel® HD Graphics 620 or greater DX12 capable integrated GPU
Graphics Driver Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) 2.2
Display Connected external or integrated VGA (800×600) display
Graphics Display Port 1 x available HDMI 1.4/ DisplayPort 1.2
USB Connectivity 1 x available USB 3.0 Type-A or Type-C
Bluetooth (for accessories) Bluetooth 4.0

Windows Mixed Reality is an amalgamation of virtual reality and augmented reality. Microsoft will be gradually releasing specific mixed reality content via its own platform, but the announcement that the new technology will be compatible with Steam should alleviate any concerns that early adopters may have regarding a potential lack of content in the meantime.