You’re sitting there playing Gears of War 4 and you see your Oculus Rift nearby and think about how cool it would be if you could play that or any of your other XBox One games in virtual reality.
You don’t need to think about it anymore, it’s going to happen! You’re going to be able to play all your favorite XBox One games in Oculus Rift VR, next month! Well sort of actually.
Microsoft announced today that starting on December 12, XBox One Streaming would be available on the Oculus Rift app. The app will be free to obtain from the Oculus Store and once you have it, you can play Gears of War 4, Halo 5, Forza Horizon 3, Titanfall, and more XBox One exclusive titles in virtual reality.
Now as the wording suggests, it’s not entirely going to be a totally immersive experience. XBox One Streaming will simply just stream the game into a virtual reality environment, like you’re playing it on a big-screen TV instead of the usual VR experience. Microsoft further added in its announcement that you will have three different environments to choose from for streaming the games onto what they call “a massive screen.”
Aside from your XBox One console of course, you’ll need a PC capable of VR headset support, meaning you’ll either need an Nvidia GTX 960/1060 GPU or an AMD Radeon RX 470 and an Intel Core i3 processor.
The news does fulfill something Microsoft said back in June of last year when the VR headset for this was still just a prototype. This announcement also expands how many apps you’re going to be able to enjoy on your Rift since the Oculus is in competition with HTC and Sony on the VR market.
What do you think of the news? Is this worth it? Will you try it out? Let us know in the comments below!