Xbox boss thinks that VR is still trying to find its market

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All you see these days is VR this and VR that, with Mircosoft’s Hololens thrown in for good measure. One thing that is for sure is that there are absolutely no plans for the Xbox One to make use of the traditional VR headsets, though they plan to move ahead with their Hololens concept for the platform. In an interview with Eurogamer Phil Spencer had this to say about VR:

[quote]The conversations between all of us in this space remain strong, a lot of them look at Xbox, and obviously with Oculus on PC and other things, and the discussions are great as all of us look forward into where this space is going to go.

I don’t think – and this isn’t a shot at VR in any way – I don’t think it’s landed yet on what it is and how it’s going to go to market, but the innovation work is amazing.

It’s something the games industry has always done, whether it’s AI or voice. The games industry is always a place for innovation.

I don’t think we’ve locked ourselves out. We’ve looked at a mixed reality space that we could do with Hololens and think about it as a unique set of features and technologies to enable, that doesn’t preclude us from doing anything in the VR space either from a first-party or partnership perspective.[/quote]

They’ve kept their options open for VR, but it sounds as if they’re taking the ‘wait and see’ approach before committing. We think that it’s a good idea for them to play that game.

Married to a gamer wife who kicks my ass at most shooters. If it's got analogue thingies, with buttons that's connected to a big box I'll play it no matter the format.

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