The Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) has a decent selection of virtual reality (VR) available for it, but next month owners will be able to expand their content library even further. Oculus’ long term partner Microsoft has announced it’s going to bring Xbox One streaming to the headset, enabling those who own both platforms to play their favourite console titles in VR.
Microsoft first started integrating streaming with the launch of Windows 10 and the Xbox app over customers home networks. So next month the Redmond-based company will launch a free app on Oculus Home enabling titles such as Halo 5 Guardians, Forza Horizon 3 and Gears of War 4 to be played on the headset.
These won’t be actual VR titles of course, it’ll work just like VR cinema software. The Oculus app will connect to an Xbox One which will then stream the videogame onto a giant screen in one of three immersive VR environments: Citadel, Retreat or Dome.
It’s not just AAA titles that players will have access to, pretty much anything in their Xbox library will be playable, whether that’s indie videogames, sports games or backwards compatible Xbox 360 titles.
The free app will be available to download on 12th December. For all the latest Oculus Rift news keep reading VRFocus.