Here's a Preview of Halo Recruit Running in Mixed Reality

Here's a Preview of Halo Recruit Running in Mixed Reality

343 Industries worked on a Mixed Reality "experience" for Halo.

Microsoft recently held a big unveiling event for a series of Windows mixed reality headsets. To show them off Microsoft premiered a preview for Halo Recruit, a Halo-experience built for virtual reality.

It should be noted that this isn't a VR Halo game as it is a short, five-minute experience designed to test out VR technology. Dubbed "Halo Recruit" 343 Industries head Kiki Wolfkill wrote in a blog post that "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."

You can check out the full preview over at Road to VR, or check out their captured gameplay video below. Halo Recruit is comprised of several small experiences including a VR encyclopedia where you can get up close with various Halo enemies, or you can try out a VR shooting gallery using classic Halo pistols.

Halo Recruit will be available to try out in participating Microsoft Stores, or as a free download from the Windows Store starting October 17. Of course you will need a Windows Mixed Reality headset, of which you can find the full line-up of newly announced headsets here.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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