Xbox One X users might be waiting a long time for virtual reality to hit the console.
The Xbox Scorpio was said to support “high-fidelity” virtual reality when it was announced at E3 2016.
Microsoft has since removed any mention of VR on the Xbox One X product page, while Xbox execs have been playing down the feature in interviews.
This includes Microsoft’s Dave McCarthy, who told Gamespot that the company is more interested in VR on PC.
“Our focus right now is admittedly on the PC space,” he said.
“So we look at Windows 10, we see an open ecosystem for developers. We see a huge installed base of half a billion monthly active devices on Windows 10. And we say that feels like the right area of focus right now [for VR/AR].”
It could be that VR is on hold until developers come up with some killer VR experiences.
“I would say developers are still finding their way to define the killer experience there, which is great at this point in its evolution overall,” McCarthy continued.
“We believe in it enough that we have several of our first-party studios actually working on content for our Windows 10 devices.
“We’ll have more to talk about later this year on that.”
The comments come after Xbox boss Phil Spencer explained why Microsoft didn’t show any VR titles at E3.
Spencer said that the show was about consoles and games, before stressing that the team at Microsoft were firm believers in mixed-reality technology.
Spencer also said that it was early days for the tech and that developers were still constantly learning.
Microsoft instead focused on upcoming first and third-party games, including the new Metro release, as well as Shadow of War and Assassin’s Creed Origins.
In terms of exclusives, Xbox One X fans can look forward to Crackdown 3, Sea of Thieves and Forza Motorsport 7.
Source: xbox one – Google News