According to a report from last week, it was suggested that Sony could be unveiling their own virtual reality gaming solution this week during GDC. However it seems that they might not be alone in their virtual reality push, thanks to a recent report from The Wall Street Journal which has suggested that Microsoft could be interested in entering the virtual reality space as well.
According to the report, they cite people who are familiar with the project who claims that Microsoft is interested in pursuing virtual reality with hardware of their own as well. As it stands the project has been in the works for quite some time now in conjunction with another Microsoft project which has been given the codename “Fortaleza”.
Unfortunately apart from this little tip, not much else is known about Microsoft’s virtual reality efforts and when we might be able to look forward to learning more about it. Assuming this is true, Microsoft and Sony could both be looking to give the folks at Oculus Rift a run for their money.
When it comes to virtual reality technology, there have been many companies who have attempted their hands at it, although in recent times it is the Oculus Rift that has been gaining a fair amount of attention.
The headset began as a Kickstarter project which has since grown and has been adopted by many developers who are looking to try out new things with the headset, such as for gaming and in other instances used for slightly more novel reasons. It will be interesting to see what Microsoft will be able to come up with, but until then do take it with a grain of salt for now, but what do you guys think?
Will Microsoft’s experience with gaming and with the company having a lot of resources behind them, will they be able to give more indie developers like the Oculus Rift team a run for their money?