Microsoft is killing its Windows VR platform — announces deprecation of 'Windows Mixed Reality

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Exactly what I suspected when I bought my Windows MR headset upon release - disposable technology for Microsoft disposable interests. They proved me right once again.

No wonder the Windows ecosystem has been on this permanently downward spiral for years.
This is getting so annoying...
 

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MS is like a bored child. Excited about something new and all in, but then get up and walk away before the first basic picture is colored in with their crayons.

It's like Monty Burns (Boooooo-erns) is running that place. Their employees must be 50% frustrated and 50% worried their department is the next to have corporate lose interest in. Thousands of hours of hard work by teams just farted away over and over.
 

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Also, I wonder what is going to happen to Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 & 2024.
Many players bought the game/simulator for it's FANTASTIC support of Windows MR headsets.

Looks like many will have to revert to the Steam version.
 

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Three years from now, this story will be re-titled "Microsoft has added AI and Copilot to the list of features it is deprecating in Windows and will be removed from a future version of the OS."
 

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With the way the press reports on VR, the platform seems so much bigger than what it is. It's still a niche product. And while there's still good money to be made in a niche market, that pie doesn't have a lot of pieces. Despite HP, Dell, Lenovo, and others releasing VR sets, Windows Mixed Reality never gained any real traction. WMR seemed doomed from the start.
 
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Got into VR via the Hp Reverb G2 late 2019. VR games are soooo much more immersive than flatscreen, been only playing/buying VR games since. As windows as seen as the premier gaming system (Gaming PC is synonymous with Windows) its madness that native support for VR gaming is being removed, and even considering VR is growing. Come on Microsoft play nice with the gamers, at least open source WMR so that enthusiasts can keep it going!!!
 

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