Microsoft and VR pioneer Oculus VR have today teamed up and shown the world what can happen when two of the most iconic brands in the videogame world work together.
For years, Virtual Reality has been nothing more than a sci-fi dream, but over the last few years, that has changed massively with the guys at Oculus pushing boundaries like never before. Virtual Reality is finally here…and Xbox are getting heavily involved.
When Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer joined Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe on stage at an Oculus event in San Francisco, the future of gaming changed, for the better!
Oculus Rift will launch in Q1 of 2016 and will come bundled with an Xbox One controller. With its fine tuned triggers and supremely engineered D-pad, if you’re going to be checking out Rift games, then you’ll want to have an Xbox One controller in your hands as you do so.
With Xbox One games being able to be streamed to Windows 10 PC or tablets, brand Xbox was going to be moving along very nicely indeed. Now though, the same streaming capability will be on its way to Rift, a feature that’s only possible through Windows 10. The announcement that Xbox One titles like Halo, Forza and Sunset Overdrive will bring that same streaming capability to Rift is a big one. In fact, it’s a bit of a game changer and it’s something we’re pretty damn excited about!
“We’re thrilled to be working closely with the team at Oculus. Their groundbreaking work in virtual reality is inspiring, and the Oculus Rift delivers a truly next-generation VR experience,” said Spencer. “We at Xbox are passionate about giving gamers the opportunity to play when and where they want. I can’t wait to see the incredible games created for the Rift, and we are proud to be part of the experience.”
We will of course bring you more news regarding Xbox and Oculus as details drop.