Ever since Sony’s PlayStation VR was announced, fans of the Xbox One have been left to speculate as to what Microsoft’s approach to console VR will be. So it’s been very exciting, to say the least, to have discovered that the E3 website has added an Xbox One VR category. Even more interesting is that four developers have registered under the new category so far.


The update was spotted on NeoGAF and the companies that have registered are Rebellion, Maximum Games, Readily Information Company, and 3DRudder.

Now no one should be jumping to conclusions, however, coupled with the news that a major European studio told Ars Technia that they’re working on a VR game for Xbox One to release in 2017, could it be that the Xbox One Scorpio will be powerful enough to be compatible with the Oculus Rift? It already runs on Windows PCs after all. Perhaps Microsoft is creating their own VR set as Playstation did.

The Xbox One Scorpio has already been reported as a “really substantial” upgrade, so maybe the power bump could be the reason the new Xbox console may support VR, be it Oculus or its own device.

We will all just have to wait and see at E3 to know for sure. What do you think of Microsoft stepping into the VR world? Do you think its a good idea? Let us know in the comments.


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