After a rumour about the Oculus Rift working natively with the Xbox One surfaced this week, Microsoft has now responded with an official statement on the matter.
In Microsoft’s response to Hardcore Gamer the company states: “To clarify, Oculus Rift will not work natively with Xbox One.” The official statement adds: “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 favourite Xbox games on a cinema screen in VR – it will be like playing games in your very own theatre. We have nothing further to share at this time.”
So that’s the rumour quashed, gamers won’t be able to plug an Oculus Rift into an Xbox One, the only feature will be the virtual reality (VR) cinema to steam videogames.
Microsoft do have the HoloLens mixed reality (MR) head-mounted display (HMD) in the pipeline but as nothing official has been said of its release, consumers will have to be patient.
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