Jun 21, 2018

Xbox steps back on VR plans

Microsoft has stepped back from suggestions it will bring virtual reality games to its Xbox consoles. Microsoft now says it wants to focus its "Mixed reality" efforts on the PC. "We don't have any plans specific to Xbox consoles in virtual reality or mixed reality," Microsoft's chief marketing officer for gaming, Mike Nichols, told news website gamesindustry. In 2016, Microsoft said its next console - then nicknamed Project Scorpio - would enable high-performance virtual reality experiences. When the Xbox One X was revealed in 2017, there was no mention of virtual reality at the presentation. At the time, Microsoft's Phil Spencer told the BBC: "I don't get many questions about console and mixed reality in the living room," but said the option was still being considered.

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