Phil Spencer, the newly appointed head of the Xbox has revealed his interest in Virtual Reality technology for the future video games which could prove to be a great platform for gamers.
In an interview to Fortune, he said:
Virtual reality is a really interesting area, especially for games, and while it seems like it’s been ‘just over the horizon’ for the last 20 years or so, I think we could finally start seeing it prove out soon for both gamers and developers.
He continued on to say that a Virtual Reality device is being worked on by Microsoft but didn’t announce anything officially.
Our Microsoft research team has been playing with virtual reality for quite a while, and while we don’t have anything to officially announce, it’s clearly an area people are excited about. The potential is definitely there.
Later in the interview he emphasized that it is very important to have first party titles that are exclusive to your own platform. The devices like Kinect and SmartGlass are good to have, but players want more exclusive games.
Exclusive games will continue to play a major role for Xbox in the new console generation, just as they have in previous generations. I’m a true believer in our exclusive platform features like Kinect, SmartGlass, and the cloud, but games have always been the bedrock of our consoles at Xbox.
This year’s E3 just can’t come soon enough as there are a lot of expectations from the fans regarding new titles and Phil Spencer promises that Microsoft will be sharing games that are exclusive to the Xbox One in their conference.