VR “hasn’t landed yet”, says Xbox boss

By Brenna Hillier, Monday, 16 March 2015 03:41 GMT

Xbox may get on board the virtual reality train one day, but not yet.


Top Xbox executive Phil Spencer has said that Microsoft is anti-VR, but he’s not certain it’s the right time to get in on it.

“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,” Spencer told Eurogamer.

“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.”

Spencer said Microsoft’s enthusiasm for HoloLens, its AR headset, does not mean it won’t get involved in VR later.

“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,” he said.

I should hope not indeed, because VR is happening, and it’s exciting.

Thanks, Gamespot.

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