Virtual reality is heavily relying on video games and entertainment to go mainstream. Sony has the PlayStation VR for the PlayStation 4, but Microsoft isn’t keen to release a VR headset for the Xbox One.
It seems more that Microsoft isn’t interested in supporting VR at the moment, as the Xbox One would be powerful enough to get the job done. Instead, Microsoft will focus more on supporting VR on Windows PCs, and that won’t change any time soon.
Here is what Mike Nichols, chief marketing officer for gaming, in a statement to GamesIndustry.biz:
“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.”
Xbox gamers will have to wait for the next generation console in hope of getting in on VR gaming.