Xbox One Now Enables VR Game Streaming To Oculus Rift Headsets Starting December 12

By Ceage Sotto , Updated Nov 23, 2016 06:54 AM EST
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Good news to owners of the popular VR platform, Oculus Rift. Microsoft has just announced that owners of the VR device will now be able to stream Xbox One games to their headsets. Gamers will now be able to dive right into a new immersive world of virtual reality, all you need is a Windows 10 PC and an Xbox one console.

An in an article posted by Microsoft's official website for the Xbox, gamers can now stream games via the Oculus Rift App for the Xbox One. The announcement marks the ongoing partnership between Microsoft and Palmer Luckey's Oculus Rift. The application connects to Xbox One using your home network, streaming the console's video output to your Oculus Rift headset. Gamers can select from three immersive VR environments.

Owners of the Xbox One can now experience new heights of gaming engagement by being able to play games on a big screen through a citadel, dome and retreat environment. Microsoft and Oculus Rift developers have always had a close correspondence to each other, considering that sold Oculus Rift headsets are shipped with an Xbox One controller in its packaging.

Microsoft Presses On With Project Scorpio Console

According to The Verge, Microsoft is pushing to make its own version of a VR headset. Although Oculus Rift and Microsoft just recently announced compatibility on both of their device, creators of the Xbox One has opted to limit the relationship to streaming services only. Microsoft is actively developing a new VR Box in their undertaking for Project Scorpio.

Gaming titles that are available for the December 12 launch are fan favorites "Gears of War 4," and "Forza Horizon 3". Xbox One developers have also hinted at releasing backward compatible Xbox 360 games starting next year, not to mention that they've also committed to release some the industry's biggest sporting titles.

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