Xbox One VR hopes Brushed Aside by Microsoft

Microsoft has totally backed away from introducing virtual reality headsets for Xbox One as its chief marketing officer Mike Nichols said: “We don’t have any plans specific to Xbox consoles in virtual reality or mixed reality,” while adding that “our focus is primarily on experiences you would play on your TV”. The apparent reason for this is that Microsoft considers PC to be a far better gaming platform that could provide a more immersive Virtual Reality experience.

At E3 2016 during its press conference Microsoft Announced that Xbox One X will support VR and it was widely expected that Oculus Rift will be made compatible. But, by the time the Xbox One was out in November 2017, the PSVR was already a year old and easily the market leader despite the number of headsets sold being low compared to the total number of gamers.

Great VR headsets were already available for PC but no cross platform compatibility has been provided by Microsoft for its Windows 10 based console. Unfortunate for those who were holding out to Xbox as the platform that introduces them to VR. This was probably a predictable outcome, as Xbox hadn’t been visibly enthused about VR for a few years now.

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