Friday, 12 June 2015

Oculus Rift Partners With Microsoft

Isn’t it strange that a decade ago virtual reality seemed like something that belonged strictly in science fiction? Now it is almost upon us in the form of the Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus. We just found out that the Oculus has partnered with Microsoft Windows and the Xbox in order to put it in even more direct competition with Sony’s Project Morpheus.
On Thursday, A pre-E3 press event was held in San Francisco. CEO of Oculus VR and Microsofts’ Xbox leader both got a chance to speak about the partnership. The Oculus Rift will run natively on Windows 10, a new OS that is being released in July. A few claims have been made that it will be one of the best gaming OS’ for PC gamers, but we’ll have to wait and see about that.
The Oculus Rift headset itself is going to be released in the first quarter of 2016 and is to be bundled with an Xbox One remote and adapter. While the Oculus Rift itself will still mainly be used for playing PC games, it has now also been given the ability to stream Xbox One games. The streaming will only work within a set distance similar to how the Vita works with the Playstation. Some games that have been mentioned as compatible for streaming include Halo and Sunset Overdrive.