No Plans to Support VR on Xbox Consoles

Looks like VR will never come to the Xbox One X, and Microsoft explains why

It would achieve that, the company hinted, by supporting virtual reality headsets on the Xbox. According to Microsoft's Chief Marketing of Gaming Mike Nichols, the company has no plans for virtual reality or even mixed reality on the Xbox One family of consoles, preferring to focus on experiences centred around the TV instead and stating that Microsoft believes that the PC is the best platform for VR.

In a separate comment to GameSpot, Spencer said he hadn't gotten many requests for mixed reality console games, but didn't close the door on MR games for Xbox One X. As well as its first-party HoloLens augmented reality headset, the company has partnered with third-parties to produce low-priced virtual reality headsets compatible with Windows Mixed Reality - and had always been suggesting that it would be adding support for the platform to its Xbox One console platform, in much the same way as rival Sony launched PlayStation VR (PSVR) for its PlayStation 4 (PS4).

As it turns out, Microsoft has nixed any virtual reality plans for Xbox One.

In June 2016, Microsoft revealed Project Scorpio, which turned into the Xbox One X in 2017.

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While Microsoft continues its investment on Windows Mixed Reality, the company recently confirmed in an interview that it is not bringing VR or MR to the Xbox.

KitGuru Says: This mostly leaves Sony's PlayStation VR efforts uncontested in the virtual reality market, but it spells good news for the many disgruntled Xbox users that feel they haven't gotten their money's worth. As an open platform, it just allows faster, more rapid iteration.

Now, though, hopes that Xbox One owners may get to play around with VR, AR, or MR have been dashed.

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