Microsoft Announces VR Parnership With Oculus Rift

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During the pre-E3 2015 showing of Oculus Rift earlier today, head of Microsoft’s Xbox division and Microsoft Studios, Phil Spencer, took the stage to announce a partnership with the makers of the VR technology.

In combination with Windows 10, Oculus Rift owners will be able to stream Xbox One titles right onto their Oculus device. The device will work natively with Windows 10 and will benefit from DirectX 12. Confirmed during the livestream, a wireless Xbox One controller will ship with every Oculus Rift. Down below is a very short snippet of what you can expect.

It’s interesting to see this partnership as nearly half a year ago, it was said by the Oculus Rift team that they wouldn’t partner up with either Sony or Microsoft. With this announcement of a partnership, Microsoft may have found their answer to Sony’s VR headset, Project Morpheus. That is, if support expands beyond just streaming and actually developing full Xbox One VR titles.

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