More than ever in the past, this year's run-up to E3 has been bringing surprise after surprise. The latest one just hit during today's Oculus press briefing, where Phil Spencer and Oculus head Brendan Iribe took the stage to announce that Oculus Rift
will support both Windows 10 and Xbox One streaming directly to the device. What's more, the device will come packaged with a wireless Xbox One controller to ice the cake, which is definitely not a lie in this case.
Oculus Rift devices will begin shipping to customers during the 1st quarter of next year, and rather than separate skus, they will all be bundled with an Xbox One wireless controller. With native Windows 10 support out of the box, and the Xbox One to receive the Windows 10 overhaul at a future date, the Rift should serve the needs of both sides of Microsoft's camp quite nicely. What's more, Halo 5: Guardians
, Forza Motorsport 6
, and Sunset Overdrive
will be among the first titles to support Xbox One to Rift streaming.
Whether you're a proponent of VR, or think it's just another fad like the Power Glove
, it's undeniable that this is a bold, powerful gambit by Microsoft in the ever-evolving struggle for living room dominance. Stay tuned right here, where we'll keep you up to speed on all the latest developments.
You can read the full article on Xbox Wire
, or check out the announcement video below for more.