Virtual Reality has been gaining a lot of momentum in the game industry with the launch of PSVR, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive. Also, PSVR has also been successful and alone in the first quarter of 2017 over 400,000 PSVR were shipped. Microsoft is also working on AR and VR mixed reality experience and if you are one of those, who are expecting VR coming to Xbox One them you might be disappointed as it won’t be showcased at E3 2017.
Speaking with Polygon, Microsoft’s Alex Kipman said that the AR and VR mixed reality will not come to Xbox One as “our primary focus is making our mixed reality experiences a success on Windows 10 PCs”. He added that Microsoft believes PC is the best platform for this kind of experience.
We believe that right now a Windows PC is the best platform for mixed reality as its open ecosystem and enormous installed base offer the best opportunity for developers, and Windows offers the most choices for consumers.
While it is disappointing that Microsoft won’t be bringing it E3 but, Kipman hinted that the company might support wireless VR for its consoles. “Given the efforts we have underway on Windows for mixed reality, and our belief that console VR should be wireless, right now we are focused on developing mixed reality experiences for the PC, not on the console”.
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