Xbox One News & Update: Xbox Games Arriving On Oculus Rift Is Your Cue To Buy The VR Headset

By Arianne Gift , Updated Dec 13, 2016 01:50 AM EST

Microsoft released its Xbox streaming app to the Oculus Store yesterday to the delight of gamers, at least those who own an Oculus Rift headset. The simple streaming app allows gamers to stream games to the Rift VR headset, through a Windows 10 PC. Announced in June last year, it's taken a year and a half for it to be finally released in the Oculus Store as a free app.

Get The Most Out Of Your Xbox One Games Through VR

With the Xbox streaming app, you can choose from among three virtual theaters to play. Your Xbox One games will be displayed on a giant screen, and you can start tinkering with the screen's shape and position.

The best part of this new update is the backwards compatibility support for Xbox 360 titles. This means any 360 game available now on Xbox One can be played in Rift's virtual world. Microsoft says that you will get the same experience in VR as you do on Xbox. The same commands will control most of its features, including inviting friends and more.

Xbox One: How Much Does The Oculus Rift Cost?

The recommended price is $599, but you may get it cheaper online as most prices are updated daily to reflect the best Oculus Rift deals in the market. A mint Xbox One on the other hand costs $299.99, but there are more awesome deals online like this one on GameStop for $50 off!

The Xbox One Streaming app is a great perk for those who own both the Oculus Rift and the console. For one, you don't need to choose between two systems. Second, you'll get more mileage out of that expensive headgear. Third, it's a different kind of joy when playing Xbox 360 games in VR, don't you think? The Xbox One Streaming app is also free.

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