Microsoft No Longer Working To Bring Virtual Reality Support To Xbox One, Says PC Is “The Best Platform” For VR

Game devs and console manufacturers have been pushing for virtual reality ever since it was introduced. While Sony has been successful in introducing its very own VR headset, PSVR, along with a slew of VR titles to play but, Microsoft has been lagging behind a bit in this department and is yet introduce virtual reality to Xbox One and seems that VR isn’t coming to Xbox One.

Microsoft has apparently ditched all plans for any virtual reality or mixed reality for Xbox One. According to Xbox marketing exec, Microsoft no longer has any plans for virtual reality support on Xbox One.

Speaking with GamesInduistry, Microsoft’s chief marketing Mike Nichols confirmed that Microsoft has let go of its plans for the virtual reality on Xbox One including Xbox One X and Xbox One S.

According to Nichols, “We don’t have any plans specific to Xbox consoles in virtual reality or mixed reality” but added that PC is “the best platform for more immersive VR and MR”.

We don’t have any plans specific to Xbox consoles in virtual reality or mixed reality. Our perspective on it has been and continues to be that the PC is probably the best platform for more immersive VR and MR. As an open platform, it just allows faster, more rapid iteration. There are plenty of companies investing in it in the hardware side and the content side, or some combination therein.

This comes as a surprise since Microsoft was pushing for Virtual reality on the Xbox in follow up to Xbox One X release and even after that.

What made Microsoft change its plans is currently unknown or the company could be targeting to introduce support for VR with its next-gen Xbox announced at E3 2018.

Speaking of Xbox One, Microsoft has been introducing new features to the console and has already confirmed Free-sync support for Xbox One S and X.

Currently, Insiders have access to the free-sync feature on the Xbox and testing reveals that results from using free-sync on Xbox One vary depending on the game.

What do you think of Microsoft letting go of Virtual reality support for the Xbox? Let us know in the comments.

Source: GamesIndustry

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