And that’s that.
In response to a rumor from a couple of days ago, Microsoft has clarified that the upcoming Oculus Rift VR headset will not support the Xbox One console natively- any functionality that the Oculus enjoys with the Xbox One willl be restricted to the VR theater mode that was already announced at E3.
“To clarify, Oculus Rift will not work natively with Xbox One,” they said, which is pretty conclusive.
“We’ve said that Xbox One will be able to stream games through Windows 10 to the Rift, letting you play Xbox One games in your own virtual reality cinema. This means you can play your favorite Xbox games on a cinema screen in VR – it will be like playing games in your very own theater. We have nothing further to share at this time.”
It’s a bit of a shame, but I guess Microsoft is personally putting its eggs on the AR basket- which I am fine with, since Hololens honestly looks pretty damn awesome.