And as per the reveal, Microsoft were clear to point out that "this isn't a game or even part of a game". Instead, a virtual introduction into the world of Halo, its characters, weapons, and of course vehicles. The 5-minute Halo experience will be showcased in Microsoft Stores the world over, plus be available as a free download starting October 17.
What's Windows Mixed Reality? Well it's basically Windows 10 VR that will support a wide range of affordable headsets from the likes of Samsung, Dell, HP, Acer, and many more. In addition to that, all Windows Mixed Reality headsets will be compatible with games built for Valve's SteamVR platform.
343's Kiki Wolfkill (yeah, easily the coolest name in the industry) posted the following over at Halo Waypoint
I'll admit it, when VR first became a "thing," I was skeptical. The idea of putting on a headset seemed claustrophobic and the promise of truly inhabiting a virtual space felt far away... boy was I wrong. There are precious few opportunities as a creative team to get to explore a truly brand new medium - the mixed reality space is exactly that, and it's magical. Here at 343 Industries, we are just starting to dip our toes into the mixed reality space but we are hugely passionate about the potential to truly explore and play in our universe with this technology.
Today Alex Kipman announced in the Windows Mixed Reality blog a fun little arcade experience that we call "Halo Recruit." Let's be clear, this isn't a game or even a part of a game - it is a light introduction to the world of Halo and some of its most iconic characters... oh, and its weapons and maybe a Warthog. The point is, it was a chance for us to start to play with Microsoft's amazing new technology and for you to get to stand toe-to-toe with an Elite (yes, I may have whimpered a little my first time in).
For more on Microsoft's latest Mixed Reality presentation, head here