VRFocus reports on Xbox Boss Phil Spencer talking about the Xbox Oculus partnership that was announced at the later's pre-E3 conference today.
I bet we see a natural transition where the Oculus App for Windows 10 gets full functionality on the Xbox. I mean if Xbox is essentially a pre built Windows 10 machine, why wouldn't they?
"why wouldn't they?" - Because you wouldn't be able to play VR content maybe...
Have you seen the system requirements for OR? http://www.cinemablend.com/... I could see limited functionality, but full VR on OR would require some doing.
Good ol spencer blowing more smoke up our butts.
This is great news but will we see VR games for xbox one ever?
Sure when MS decides to release theirs or when this partnership extends to a special edition for XB1 so VR games can be developed for it.
VR and AR are TWO ENTIRELY DIFFERENT THINGS...Hololens is NOTHING like Oculus..PS2, did AR, PS3 did AR, 3DS does AR.....
I don't see AR or hololens mentioned in my comment. I was talking about their own VR headset.
If VR does become popular then Microsoft has the perfect partnership now to make that happen, win win situation for microsoft with this deal.
Precisely. MS is basically putting their foot in the door, just in case.
Hoping that microsoft will open up their platform to all vr devices in the future and not only oculus, still early days, this certainly is a good first step
try this Q&A xbox video https://www.youtube.com/wat...
So there is more: major nelson: Next week is E3, which is one of the largest event in the industry. Can we expect to hear more from Oculus and HoloLens next week. kudo tsunada: Certainly I think we'il be making a lot of announcement about everything going on at Microsoft Studios, but people should tune into the keynote. You are going to see some big news coming out in all areas.
Alright people there it is. Microsoft's partnership with Oculus officially makes the fanboy battle Xbox One with Oculus vs. PS4 with Morpheus. Popcorn at the ready!
I'm pretty sure that's exactly what it is...Explain why not please, thanks.
@TripC50 Streaming games to the headset vs a complete VR experience... There you have
From what I am seeing the Xbox One using Oculus won't actually have anything to do with VR at this moment. All it's doing is streaming games to the headset. So there really isn't any real battle of the VR.
Surely it'll get optimized and truly have a VR experience. More than just that virtual room crap they've shown so far. What I'm sayin is, Think down the road man. This partnership is The beginning of the VR wars between Microsoft/oculus vs.morpheus/PS4! Come on man this is exciting stuff!!! A new dawn is here. Get pumped man! Have some popcorn.
About that..i think Phil will talk more about this at E3. If Xbox One is updated to run Windows 10, wouldn't that give the console the ability to stream VR games directly to Oculus? It certainly sounds like that could happen.
"Come on man this is exciting stuff!!! A new dawn is here. Get pumped man!" Lol, okay man, just for you I'll get excited! @Chris Yea I'm thinking something will happen down the line if VR takes off then MS might make the OR a dedicated VR device for the X1. But in all seriousness I think this move is a "just in case" type of thing. And MS's main focus will truly be the Hololens.
I think your right in a way. For me VR dose not excite me as I just don't want to game with a head set on give me my 50" TV and surround sound any day. But that's not to say other people don't. This partnership will mean that Microsoft can add this to the Xbox one and pc and look at developing holo for business as this is where the big market will be. It also a plus side for VR as it means that both Sony and Microsoft look like they could push the technology.
Bring on the disagrees people. Deep down you know you love it. The VR tech competition between the big companies Is growing strong as we speak Google just jumped in http://m.ign.com/articles/2... This is great! Now time to sit and watch the fanboys squirm for who's tech is best! More salt from both sides for my popcorn.
Seems you're more excited for the inevitable fan boy bickering than the actual possibilities the tech will bring. I find that to be a bit of a backwards view to take.
My money is on both of them losing. Morpheus and Oculus will both be dead and gone within the next 3-4 years. At least in terms of gaming. Oculus might stick around with other applications on PC. Just my predictions. I'm firmly in the camp that VR is a fad just like 3D and motion controls.
It has potential, made lot of sense for Microsoft to go with Oculus when they're involved with the PC market. VR gaming been mainstream anytime soon is a bit off yet though.
The fact that you basically require a 800-$1000 PC to run The Oculus is kinda disheartening. Hopefully not all VR platforms will be that demanding. They can't be, If they really want VR to take off.
Recommended specs for rift is quite high (970gt). Im hoping for lower required specs to stream X1 since its a 2d image in a virtual cinema. Shouln't be too much hardware hungry.
Please be reminded that is the price of current tech with their product not even out yet. By the time it releases the price to run the hardware efficiently will go down.
http://www.techradar.com/ne... No PC Needed so get your facts right before spreading bs
Ok so its official, its only streaming xbox 1 game on a 2d image in a virtual cinema. Well its a nice feature for high end oc gamers with an x1. Even in a small room, you could play your x1 on a "virtual" big screen hdtv. Hololens will probably work with the X1 directly versus what the rift offers to x1 owners. More options are always welcomed ☺
So MS is now offering hololens and Oculus.. Ya exciting time for xbox owners to say the leaat
It's awesome to see that now X1 gamers will have the option to use Occulus. Personally I'm holding out for HoloLens, that seems more intriguing to me than any other head mounted display. Every thing about HoloLens seems like it's more interesting...except the price...I expect it to be expensive.
This is probably the stupidest thing I've ever seen. It's streaming games from an XB! to a Wndows PC to Oculus so you can play in a fake room with a fake TV displaying the stream. I mean why? Oculus is a VR headset. This isn't VR.
And? It's still one he'll of a business move and it's not even E3. Hold on to your panties cause next week will be epic
Panties? What the hell is wrong with you?
What's the difference? Do "real" Vr games hold your hand?
Real VR I about putting the player inside the game not having said player watch the game in a virtual movie theatre. In other words this isn't the VR that gamers are looking forward to.
Money talks YET AGAIN :@. before 'we wont work with ms or sony',,,,,,,,,,,,,,,...... ........
I thought they said Oculus wont work on consoles, or is it going to be a scaled down version
It doesn't. You have to have capable PC which streams games from your Xbox One to the OR in 2D.
So what is the point of this if you still need to invest on a powerful capable PC plus buy Oculus? This is why they say Oculus will cost you around 1,500 ?
Kinect VR anyone?
Timeline of events Some specific group before this announcement: VR is garbage and it will die very soon. I am more exited about AR. The same group after this annoucement: Whoooooo juuuuuu, VR is t future, we are so exited about this, this will change everything. Make your own conclusions.
http://news.xbox.com/2015/0... Xbox One games will be playable on Oculus Rift. We shared earlier this year that you’ll be able to stream your Xbox One games to your Windows 10 PC or tablet. Now, we’re happy to announce that we’re bringing the same Xbox One streaming capability to the Rift, a feature that’s only possible through Windows 10. You can play your favorite Xbox One games, like Halo, Forza, Sunset Overdrive and more, on your own virtual reality cinema screen. It’s just like playing in a private theater, and you can even play with your friends through Xbox Live. No PC needed it streams straight to the rift
So your going to stream your Xbox One games to a screen in a virtual movie theatre? What's the point of that when you can just game in the TV thats in front of you.
The Sony fanboys are screaming like their wives just cheated on them. Hilarious. This is mostly about a partnership for Windows 10. The XBOX streaming part is just an aside.
That's all great but I don't think VR streaming is something MS is pushing as a big thing. Just another viewing option for gaming. Nothing more.
If it's anything like that Forza demo that was shown, I'd give up now.
I don't care who is involved, Microsoft, Sony, Occulus/Facebook etc. VR will never ever be mainstream.
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