Wintel VR: Intel, Microsoft, And Their Two-Pronged Plan To Democratize VR, AR And MR

Suddenly, Intel has been quite busy on the VR/AR/MR front. At IDF 2016, the company announced and outlined multiple facets of its VR plans, including its Project Alloy VR HMD and new RealSense 400 Series camera, as well as plans to develop specifications for mainstream HMDs–all of which involves partnering with Microsoft. Intel quietly demoed a couple of intriguing proofs of concept, and now it’s made a couple of key acquisitions to bolster its deep learning IP, which actually pertains directly to its VR/AR/MR vision. But those are the ingredients, and there’s a larger soup that Intel has cooking. We’ve dug deep to suss out what we do know, what we think we know, and what we suspect. Two of the most important components here are the two types of…


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