Microsoft held a big debut for its refreshed Xbox One console,
the Xbox One X, at E3
yesterday, but there was one piece of the puzzle missing: VR
support. We know the console will support VR at some point in
2018, so why not mention it at the show?
Head of Xbox Phil Spencer addressed that question in an
interview with the BBC
following yesterday’s conference.
“This show right here was about consoles, it was about great
games, that’s what’s important to us,” Spencer said. “But we
are believers in mixed reality, and mixed reality on the PC is
something we’re focused on and building first-party games. Our
mixed reality platform with our OEM partners continues to roll
out and we’ll have more to talk about in the future.”
Mixed reality is the term Microsoft is using the refer to
devices like the VR headsets its making in partnership with the
likes of DELL and Acer all the way up to its own devices like
HoloLens. The former are coming to PCs this year, but there’s
no word on Xbox One X support just yet. In fact, Microsoft
recently suggest that a VR headset for its new console would be
wireless, and Spencer seemed to back that up.
“I don’t get many questions about console mixed reality in the
living room, there are just issues with my TVs across the room,
cables hanging out,” he said. “When I do this on my PC I’m