RUMOR: Xbox One May Natively Support Oculus Rift

Is this a killer feature that has been prematurely leaked?

Posted By | On 07th, Jul. 2015 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605

Oculus Rift Dev Kit 2

We already know of Microsoft’s deals with Oculus and Valve, which will allow the Xbox One to be compatible with the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive to some capacity; however, both of these are half baked, tacked on solutions, and may yet falter in the face of the full integration that Sony is promising the PlayStation 4 will have with Sony’s own Morpheus headset.

Which is why this rumor seems believable. According to developer VRWERX, the folks behind Paranormal Activity VR for Xbox One, the Xbox One will natively support Oculus Rift, a feature that Microsoft have not yet officially announced. This comes to us thanks to Hardcore Gamer emailing the developers and trying to gain some clarity on the situation, which has led to VRWERX confirming that Xbox One does support Oculus Rift natively, though they “cannot respond to Oculus and Microsoft relationship outside of the fact that Xbox One supports Oculus.”

It does make sense too- the Oculus Rift headset seems to be having a very close relationship with the Xbox One, to the extent that all Oculus headsets sold will come bundled with an Xbox One controller by default- full integration may be a feature that is in the works, that Microsoft is holding off on announcing for now.

Whatever it is, we will keep you posted.


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  • Premature Procrastinator

    I thought this was a possibility. Perhaps they weren’t ready to show oculus playing natively with x1 yet as the deal may have been only done relatively recently, and they are too early in development. It would make sense for both companies as it would give Xbox a foot in v.r, and open up the console market for oculus, preventing Sony from having the market all to themselves. Let’s not forget oculus is owned by facebook, a company Microsoft has a not insignificant stake in.

    • Mark

      Yeah I hear u. I’m more excited about HoloLens. Imagine Cortana in an AR HUD when playing Halo 5, talking to u personally? That’d be amazing. Or having one of the Spartans’ face show up on ur glasses, or a digital overlay of an upcoming map…

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  • d0x360

    There’s no reason why it couldn’t support it. Any hardware with a usb port and HDMI can in theory support the oculus or any other VR implementation. Its just a matter of a company like Microsoft to give the ok and you’re off to the races.

    • Michael Norris

      The issue with Xone is the 16 RoPs this is fine for 1080p but when you need to scale beyond that you are going to run into issues with that little amount of RoP’s.

  • *Also On PC

    No console is capable of VR.

    VR will only be a success on PC.

    Get it through your heads, peasants.

  • Michael Norris

    With just 16 RoPs the resolution will get cutback even more so than the typical Xone title.

  • XbotMK1

    This is really embarrassing for Microsoft and the Xbox fanboys. All Microsoft has been doing is copying Sony this gen. Microsoft are not innovators. They’re followers.

    Microsoft is basically admitting defeat.

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