Phil Spencer, the president of Xbox, has confirmed that there will be support for Xbox One Scorpio virtual reality, bringing another formerly Playstation-exclusive product to the upcoming 4K Xbox console. However, Spencer has also said that he thinks that the best platform to run virtual reality was the PC.
Spencer, a notable PC gaming fan, probably wouldn’t surprise many people with an assertion like this. PC gamers often assert that the PC is best for gaming due to its modularity and the better potential for state-of-the-art visuals. However, the Playstation VR has begun competition with the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive, both of which were PC-exclusive VR headsets.
Whether Microsoft will unveil an Xbox One Scorpio virtual reality headset remains to be seen, but we will get an official unveiling of the Scorpio at this year’s E3, where the console’s price will also be revealed. If anything about an Xbox-specific virtual reality headset comes up, it’ll be there, in June.
Xbox unveiled the Xbox Scorpio specifications on Monday, showing off how powerful the console will be when it releases sometime this holiday. In the meantime, for now all we can do is wait and see how Microsoft gives us more information in the meantime.
Hopefully, with Xbox One Scorpio virtual reality support, the headset that Microsoft comes up with will be just as good as the Playstation VR, if not better. With virtual reality slowly gaining ground in the gaming world, and with the Scorpio being more powerful than both of Playstation’s consoles, virtual reality on the Scorpio has the potential to be some of the best.
Of course, it could also end up being something like the Kinect, which was a good idea in practice but ended up being much maligned by most of the Xbox’s audience. Hopefully it won’t be.