Microsoft Windows 10 Tips, Tricks & Latest Update: Streaming Xbox One Games To PC With Oculus Rift

By V Doctor , Updated Dec 13, 2016 10:26 AM EST

The partnership between Microsoft Windows and Oculus recently allowed users to stream Xbox One games on their PC via the Oculus Rift. Beginning Dec. 12, 2016, Oculus Rift owners can stream their Xbox One library to the platform using the new free app.

New Xbox One Streaming to Oculus Rift App

Windows reported that the new Xbox One Streaming to Oculus Rift app will link to the Xbox One via the home network. As soon as it is connected, the video output of the Oculus Rift will be streamed to the Rift headset and projected onto the huge screen. Players will have three choices in terms of immersive virtual reality (VR) environments - Citadel, Dome and Retreat.

The Oculus Rift operates natively with Windows 10, which means that players can easily set up and use the operating system for the ultimate VR gaming experience. The full capabilities of the new Windows 10 graphics hardware will be realized by DirectX 12 technology.

The graphics hardware was especially designed for VR games on Windows 10, featuring the best performance and fastest frame rates. Microsoft also allowed players to open the Xbox One guide and manage the orientation of games in the virtual environment.

Microsoft also collaborated with Oculus to provide an Xbox Wireless Controller, which will be packed with every unit of the Oculus Rift. The Xbox Wireless Adapter and new PCs having native Xbox Wireless support also allows players to enjoy Oculus Rift games via the wireless controller straight of the box. Overall, Windows 10 will be the best OS to use with the new Oculus Rift app.

TitlesIn The Xbox One Library revealed that the new Xbox One Streaming to Oculus Rift app will showcase various games from the Xbox One library like "Forza Horizon 3," "Gears of War" and "Halo 5: Guardians." There will also be Backward Compatible Xbox 360 titles, indie games, sports titles and some of the upcoming games in 2017.

The new Xbox One Streaming to Oculus Rift app was first introduced in June 2015, and will soon be available in the Oculus Store for free. More updates and details on the new app are expected soon.

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