Xbox Boss Interested in Virtual Reality for Games
Written Thursday, May 01, 2014 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
Microsoft’s Head of Xbox Phil Spencer has outlined his interest in virtual reality, in the face of some headline making announcements regarding the technology.
Speaking with Fortune, Spencer said, “Virtual reality is a really interesting area, especially for games, and while it seems like it’s been ‘just over the horizon’ for the last 20 years or so, I think we could finally start seeing it prove out soon for both gamers and developers.”
Despite this, Microsoft doesn’t have a virtual reality strategy that it has spoken about openly. We know that Microsoft Research is cooking up all kinds of fun VR stuff in its labs, but for now at least Xbox is committed to Kinect for unique interactive experiences.
Sony recently announced Project Morpheus for PlayStation 4. I played it at GDC in San Francisco and was suitably enthused by the experience. However, there’s some problems that need to be sorted out first.
Facebook also recently acquired Oculus, creators of the Oculus Rift, for a whopping $2 billion.