Multiple windows mixed reality headsets have been announced and also presented at IFA. headsets from acer, dell, lenovo, asus, and hp.
Lenovo and dell are selling their headsets for $349, while Asus is significantly more expensive at around 449 euros, allthough the dollar price might be similar, since the dell visor sells at 345 euros. hp's headset comes at 450 which is bundled with two controllers, allthough that's similar to the dell bundle of 449$ which also comes with two controllers.
Several sources say that the tracking is on par with (or at least comes very close) to the tracking of oculus and rift, without the need of external sensors (tracking is done by camera's on the headset)
Every headset has similar controllers but word is they are not that ergonomic like let's say the oculus touch
Not everyone agrees about the tracking though, some sources report tracking to be as good as psvr, which is a signifcant differrence compared to oculus and the vive.
Either way these mixed reality headsets will raise the competition, especially since microsoft partenered with steamvr for the windows mixed reality platform. It won't be at launch though, which is at 17 october (and then most mixed reality headsets will be available as well). But the windows store should have vr games available, some games that are also known on other vr platforms, like arizona sunshne.
One thing is for sure, microsoft means business and the pricing of mixed reality headsets is quite similar to oculus and sony. Each platform seems to have its advantages and disadvantages though. The first link even mentions that the windows mixed reality headsets are not as immersive as the other platforms, and if tracking will be really on par with oculus or even the vive, that remains to be seen.
What do you think about this new 'mixed reality' platform? which, in case you haven't noticed, is just virtual reality with another tracking method.