Microsoft announced that Oculus Rift owners will now be able to stream their Xbox One games onto their Windows 10 devices with the launch of the new Xbox One Streaming to Oculus Rift app, which will be available for free on the Oculus Store starting December 12.
Xbox One Streaming to Oculus Rift app
The app helps connect your Rift to the Xbox One via the same home WiFi network. Once connected, your console’s video output shifts base to your Rift headset and projects it onto a massive screen, in accordance with your preferred choice of the environment – Citadel, Retreat or Dome. With this update, Microsoft has added native support for Oculus Rift into Windows 10, making it easy to have a smooth and fluid VR experience on Xbox One. The
With this update, Microsoft has added native support for Oculus Rift into Windows 10, making it easy to have a smooth and fluid VR experience on Xbox One. The inbuilt DirectX 12 technology will help Rift take complete advantage of Windows 10’s graphics performance.
Microsoft has also teamed up with the team at Oculus to bundle an Xbox One Wireless Controller with every Oculus Rift purchase. This means that a wireless adapter is all you need to start playing games right out of the box.
This is part of Microsoft’s ongoing collaboration with Oculus VR. The Rift debuted in March for $600, and has been compatible with Windows 10 exclusively since launch. Microsoft has also announced plans to bring VR to the upgraded Xbox One Scorpio console that’s going to launch in late 2017, but it has not confirmed whether it will support Oculus devices.
The Oculus Rift was unveiled this year at a Facebook event by Mark Zuckerberg. The company announced that a newer mid-range VR headset is in the works, and will be available to the public by mid-2017.