Recently, chief of Microsoft Studios and Xbox, Phil Spencer held a press conference just few days before the E3 event and announced partnership with Oculus Rift and from now onwards, the Oculus Rift will be shipped with Xbox One controller and the controller for Xbox One is the official controller for Oculus Rift VR.
This is indeed a great news for Xbox fans. As per Microsoft’s statements, the Oculus Rift is made reality-kind of gaming experience and the VR Headset will work great with Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 10 and DirectX 12 API.
“We believe we’ll be able to create state of the art virtual reality experiences with the Oculus Rift on top of Windows,” stated Phil Spencer.
It was also revealed at the press conference that the Oculus Rift users will be able to stream Xbox One games on their headsets. Oculus Rift VR Technology is currently in development and it was announced that the headset will be available by 2016. It was designed to provide a new experience of virtual reality to the gaming community.
Brendan Iribe, Oculus VR C.E.O said about VR, “Since the inception of Atari and Apple some 40 years ago, we’ve been on this journey of incredible breakthroughs, incredible innovation, and progress in gaming and personal computing. Gamers have been dreaming of this, we’ve all been dreaming about this, for decades. And it is finally here.”
This partnership is really a great achievement of Microsoft and can help in competing against Sony’s project Morpheus (Sony’s VR Project). Previously, there were rumors about the Oculus Rift, as the company may partnership with one of the console making company.
E3 is near with full of surprises and announcements. Stay tuned for more updates!