With the Oculus Rift coming onto the PC in 2016, and with Sony’s PlayStation VR for their PlayStation consoles, what will Microsoft get in terms of virtual reality? Last we checked the latest headset from Microsoft came in the form of the HoloLens which is more augmented reality than virtual reality.
Unfortunately if you were hoping for Xbox One support for the Oculus Rift anytime soon, you would be out of luck. This is according to the folks at Polygon who recently spoke with Nate Mitchell, the VP of product at Oculus who also confirmed that there will not be Xbox One support at the start.
According to Mitchell, it seems to be about delivering an optimal experience. “What we were finding is that it’s hard enough to deliver a great experience reliably on Windows, never mind adding OS X and Linux to that, which are different beasts entirely. Because of that, we’ve been laser focused on getting Windows in awesome shape. No one is really thinking right now about bringing the Rift to a console, especially when the spec is so different from what we’re targeting right now.”
However Mitchell does not rule out the possibility of the Oculus Rift coming onto the Xbox One in the future, but for now it’s not something the company is working towards. “We’ll see. It’s not out of the question, but it’s not something we’re actively working on right now.” So gamers looking to get in on the virtual reality fun with the Oculus Rift will have to do so on the PC.