Launched in November this year, the Xbox One X will not provide VR support. But even after that, the support is apparently no longer a decided thing. Microsoft now sees the PC as a better platform for virtual reality.
Microsoft introduced the new console Xbox One X, which previously heard on the workstation Xbox Scorpio. It is able to bring a native 4K resolution to the screen. The buyer of the $ 500 console has to do without virtual reality experiences, such as the PlayStation 4 Pro offers. After initially assuming that the VR waiver only applies to the launch phase, the latest statements from the Redmonder indicate that Virtual Reality will not play any role on the Xbox One X. The console was once announced with a “High Fidelity VR” support.
In contrast to the Wall Street Journal, the Xbox marketing chief Mike Nichols explained that Virtual Reality fits better to the PC. “The chance on the PC is greater, because the user base is bigger and we believe that the playing experience on the PC will be better.” This is to a certain extent contrary to the sales figures of PlayStation VR. The VR-glasses has overpowered the PC competition last year in wind ropes, since the necessary PS4 hardware basis is correspondingly large and the price numerous users could address.
Microsoft, on the other hand, does not seem to believe that the costs for its own VR platform would be profitable. The analyst Colin Sebastian of R.W. Baird. “You may lose a few users on the edge, but we are not of the opinion that the lack of VR support will have a short-term impact on the sales figures,” he said. Also the Xbox boss Phil Spencer blew into the same horn. According to his statement, he does not ask him many questions about virtual reality, which is of little interest.
According to his further statement, the TV is usually further away from the seating than the PC from the desk chair. And the long cable in this case would be disturbing. However, he praised Sony’s pioneer, after all, the industry was at a very early stage. Whether the Xbox One X owners have to renounce Virtual Reality in the long run is still not clear. At least at this time, the Redmonder do not seem to follow any plans.