As promised, Microsoft launch the Fall Creators Update for Windows 10 months after its first announcement back in Spring. The update is now available for download, allowing for the availability of mixed reality headsets (VR) something in which Microsoft is beginning to dive into—in creating virtual reality experiences for users alike. For those who aren’t aware, the Fall Creators Update is the second major update to the original Creators Update that launched in April of this year. The company is committed to releasing two upgrades to Windows 10 annually—so be sure to be on the lookout come Spring 2018.
New features include a new 3D content creation which coincides with the new Mixed Reality headsets. There’s also a number of other additions aimed at the Surface Pen, Photo customization, new Cortana features, OneDrive Files on demand, emoji panel, and others more.
The update isn’t launching simultaneously on every PC, so you might not see the update available at once. However, if you’re dying to see the new features you can head on ever here and simply click the upload (update now) button.
As with gaming, its not necessarily spotlighted as the key focus this time around, although Microsoft has made some improvements to Mixer and Windows 10’s Game Mode—which now allows switching to inside a game. In Mixer, you can now launch and jump into any game stream faster than previously. Game Mode now enables gamers to access more power of the PC and—if chosen to—can put more focus on games.
Today also marks the release of the Mixed Reality headsets which were introduced at a Microsoft Conference earlier this year. Many of Microsoft hardware partners are launching their VR headsets today, these companies include; Acer, Dell, HP, and Lenovo. Samsung premium Odyssey Headset is now available for pre-order, that particular headset launches on November 6th. The Odyssey—the unique one out of the bunch—comes with an AMOLED screen instead of LCD, making for a more immersive experience.