RUMOR: Microsoft Will Unveil Its Own Virtual Reality Headset At E3 2015

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Posted By | On 20th, Dec. 2014 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


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Virtual Reality, for now, seems to be all the rage in gaming at the moment. It started with the originally Kickstarted and now Facebook owned Oculus Rift, and then Sony jumped on board with its own headset, both of these being due out some time next year.

Microsoft, it seems, wants in on the fun too, as new rumors are pegging an unveil of a new virtual reality headset from them at E3 2015.

“The sources revealed that the gaming device’s development is handled by Microsoft’s hardware team, which is also the one in charge of Surface tablet development,” DigiTimes wrote.

Microsoft has experimented with alternative methods of user interaction with video games in the past, including Augmented Reality, Illuminiroom, Fortaleza, and of course, Kinect, but this would be the first indication that they are thinking of jumping into VR as well.

Whether or not they actually do it, or do it off successfully (or whether or not the VR market is even viable instead of being a fad) remains to be seen.


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  • Mark

    I’d take AR over VR personally.

    • Glass

      Yeah I want game to come to me, not the other way around.

      Hopefully this is just illumiroom/roomalive glasses for extending the game into our reality.


 

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