Since past two years, game developers and console manufacturers have been working to bring virtual-reality headsets and gaming experience to their gaming audience. Sony entered the market with its PSVR for the PS4 community while Microsoft was reportedly working on its own headset for quite a long time for its Xbox One gamers.
However, the company has decided to abandon the plans for its Xbox VR according to Microsoft’s Marketing chief of gaming Mike Nichols, and the Xbox One owners will not be able to experience VR gaming. He thinks that PC is the best platform for virtual reality and mixed reality experience.
While talking to Gamesindustry.biz in an interview, he said that “We don’t have any plans specific to Xbox consoles in virtual reality or mixed reality”, and later said that they think PC is “the best platform for more immersive VR and MR”. While for Xbox, “our focus is primarily on experiences you would play on your TV, and ultimately we’d like to make those experiences more broadly.”
It is still unclear that how company decided to ditch all the VR an MR plans for Xbox One and Xbox One X and even some of the VR exclusive titles for its consoles. Recently, it was revealed that the company is working on next-gen Xbox console so it can be said that the company may have some plans regarding the VR gaming for its next-gen consoles.
The new console is still years away from its release and there is a lot more to be revealed from the company. However, the Xbox gamers might be disappointed over the company’s plans to ditch the VR experience even for the Scorpio or X console as it is more upgraded version of the standard console. Lately, the company enabled Free-sync for the S and X version of the console.
Stay tuned for more updates!