Last night, during Microsoft’s big Windows 10 Mixed Reality event, the company made several big announcements. Not only has Microsoft acquired the popular VR social app ‘Altspace’ but there is a high-spec Samsung headset heading to the Windows 10 platform, in addition to a new demo called ‘Halo Recruit’, putting you directly in the Halo universe as Master Chief.
343 Industries has been working on Halo Recruit behind the scenes. Unfortunately, it’s not a full game but is instead described as a “fun little arcade experience”. The demo starts off by introducing you to some of the different enemies within the Halo universe before putting you in the middle of a shootout. You can see the game in action in a video posted by Road to VR, embedded below:
As you can imagine, Microsoft is going to be using Halo Recruit to demonstrate the gaming possibilities with Windows 10 VR headsets. The demo will be freely playable at various Microsoft stores, but it will also be available as a free download from the 17th of October.
Whether or not this game will be ‘exclusive’ to Windows 10 VR headsets remains to be seen. I’d like to think that other major headsets like the Oculus Rift and HTC VIVE would be supported but we don’t have confirmation on that.
KitGuru Says: Halo Recruit isn’t a major announcement, but it seems like a fun first step into the VR space for Microsoft. Perhaps later down the line we’ll get a full blown Halo VR game.