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Mixed Reality vs Oculus Rift, HTC Vive & PSVR: A VR Expert’s Opinion

Mixed reality headsets can be found for significantly less than VR headsets – but how do they compare?

I’ve wanted a VR headset ever since I first experienced VR.  For me, it’s the biggest jump in gaming since 2D to 3D graphics – forget 4K.  Being able to stand in a virtual world is simply one of the greatest feelings I’ve had as a gamer.  It blew my mind.

I recently was fortunate enough to upgrade to a GTX 1080Ti graphics card, meaning I finally have the computer power to effectively bring a VR headset to life.  The problem is, after such a huge expense on a graphics card, dropping another £400+ for  VR headset is very much out of the question.

Then I discovered the range of Mixed Reality Windows headsets – essentially just VR headsets with inside-out tracking (rather than relying on external means to track the headset).  Given the reduced amount of hardware required, they can be picked up for around £200 if you’re fortunate, which is a much more realistic price to pay.

But, how do Mixed Reality headsets stand up to the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive or PSVR?

Luckily, Youtuber Sean Ong has teamed up with Seattle-area VR expert and enthusiast Nima Zeighami to review the Acer Windows Mixed Reality.  It’s an awesome and very thorough video and well worth your time if you’re even remotely interested in a Mixed Reality headset.

Check the video out, below: