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Report Suggests Microsoft ‘Well Behind’ Oculus & Sony with VR

Earlier this year Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) joined virtual reality (VR) specialists Oculus VR in working towards consumer VR by announcing the Project Morpheus VR headset for PlayStation 4. With one of the three major videogame consoles now heavily invested in VR, many have wondered if Nintendo or Microsoft may also get involved with the technology. According to a new report, the latter is looking to do just that but is still ‘well behind’ both Oculus and SCE’s efforts.

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The report comes from TechRadar, which cites a ‘source familiar with the matter’ that states Microsoft’s VR work is still ‘in the early stages’. Microsoft has in the past said that it has been working with VR for ‘a while’, though this report suggests that it is perhaps not as far along as some would have hoped. Could we eventually see a VR peripheral for the Xbox One console?

Meanwhile, both Project Morpheus and the Oculus Rift aren’t expected to launch until 2015. If Microsoft was to reveal its own VR contender, it would likely be released well after both of these headsets have been made available. That said, both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are young consoles, so there is plenty of time for a VR headset to launch on Microsoft’s system. VRFocus will continue to follow any and all news surrounding VR, reporting back with the latest.