Microsoft sets the date for Fall Creators Update

Hands-on with IFA's mixed reality headsets

Microsoft has announced a line-up of Xbox Play Anywhere games including, Cuphead, Forza Motorsport 7, Super Lucky's Tale and Middle-earth: Shadow of War. Needless to say the company has been testing the release with its army of Insiders and the fall update is expected to feature an impressive change log. The new version of Windows 10 finally brings Windows Mixed Reality headsets to the world, after it was originally teased for this spring's Windows 10 update.

The confirmation of the launch date means there is now just a month and a half to wait until everyone is able to get a taste of the Fluent Design System that Microsoft has introduced into various parts of the operating system.

After October 10, 2017, Windows 10 devices running version 1511 will no longer receive security and quality updates. Windows 10 was designed as a service, whereby feature updates are required a couple times a year.

Microsoft hasn't forgotten about business users with the Fall Creators Update, and will improve how it handles threat detection and response for Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows Server users.

"Our mission at Microsoft is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more", said Windows Chief Terry Myerson. The update will allow PC gamers to set the computer to max out the processor for smoother gameplay, and there'll be a bunch of new games as well.

OneDrive: Files on demand make a comeback.

Photos and Videos: The Photos application has been redesigned, and you may tell "stories with photos, videos, music, 3D and even inking" using it.

The Dell, Lenovo, HP and Acer headsets are all shown in the image on the Microsoft UK news centre, and given the USA pricing for these it's probably safe to assume these will be the ones we're looking at. We already discussed the Lenovo Explorer yesterday, which will arrive in October price at $349 for the headset alone or $449 as a bundle with a pair of motion controllers. Headset pricing will start at $299.

The update also comes with some improvements to Windows Ink, allowing you to mark up PDF files in the Edge browser.



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