Looks like Microsoft is all ready to take into the VR world, and they are damn serious about gaming. After announcement of VR capability in Windows 10, Its turn for Xbox One now. Shared by Xbox News, Xbox One game streaming is expanding itself into the VR world with support coming to Oculus Rift on December 12.
From Xbox news:
Today marks an evolution in our ongoing partnership with Oculus, as Rift owners will be able to stream their Xbox One library to Rift with the new Xbox One Streaming to Oculus Rift app.
List of games that will be supported are “Gears of War 4,” “Forza Horizon 3” and “Halo 5: Guardians” which are the top games, and the support will be extended to Backward Compatible Xbox 360 games, and more titles coming in 2017.
How will it work?
Oculus Rift app will connect to your Xbox One via your home network. Once connected, your console’s video output is streamed to your Rift headset and projected onto a massive screen in your choice of one of three immersive VR environments: “Citadel,” “Retreat” and “Dome.”
To make sure this gets a push, Xbox is teaming with Oculus to offer an Xbox Wireless Controller with every Rift purchase. You an also use the Xbox Wireless Adapter to play games on Rift, making it all native, and the same experience you get playing on the console.
In addition, with the Xbox Wireless Adapter and new PCs with native Xbox Wireless support, you can play games on Rift using your controller wirelessly right out of the box. So yes, it will be natively supported making it easy to setup, and combined with DirectX 12 technology that unlocks the full capabilities of new Windows 10 graphics hardware, made-for-VR games on Windows 10 will have the fastest frame rates and top performance.