With E3 around the corner, there are many rumors going around about what is the next step for Microsoft. Some of those rumors include a possible new Xbox One system that is VR (virtual reality) capable and that said system is expected to drop sometime in 2017. There are a few reasons why this may be more than just a rumor …
According to Ars Technica, there is a “major developer” that is working alongside Microsoft to make virtual reality a real reality for Xbox One users. According to these reports, this partnership is looking to have the first VR-ready game launch-able by 2017.
The current model for the Xbox One is not VR-ready meaning that should this game become a reality sooner rather than later, current platform owners might have to make that jump to the next model. There was not a definitive answer to this speculation, but it is looking like that will be the case.
Ars Technica is keeping ‘mum’ about the developer in question but they did drop the hint that they are a “well-known European studio”, which – really, that could be any number of them.
In the battle of consoles, Sony has definitely been more vocal about their plans for virtual reality and seem to be more proactive about it. Sony’s PlayStation VR headset is set to release October 2016 whereas any VR plans for the Xbox are halted until 2017. What we do know is that their stage time should prove to be very interesting for gamers at this year’s E3 Press Conference, home of all of the biggest gaming reveals.
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