Phil Spencer gets evasive when asked about Xbox One X VR support

During the Xbox Briefing held at E3 2017 great space has been given to to Xbox One X and games, while the VR remained absent.


Although the new console of Microsoft has all the credentials to support VR, the company does not yet seem entirely convinced of this technology, at least outside of the PC environment.

“This show right here, is about consoles, it’s about great games,” said the head of the division of Xbox Phil Spencer to the BBC question on virtual reality. “That’s what’s important to us, but we are believers in mixed reality (MR). Mixed reality on the PC is something that we’re focused on, and we’re building first party games, a mixed reality platform […] and we’ll have more to talk about in the future.”

Although aware of the sales of over one million PlayStation VR, Spencer does not believe that kind of entertainment befitting the set-up for consoles, which generally resides in the living rooms.

“My TV’s across the room, I’ve got cables hanging out,” Spencer explained. “When I [play VR] on my PC I’m closer to my PC and that seems to be a much more user friendly scenario today. But I will say we’re all learning. The work that Sony’s doing I think is great. The work that Oculus and HTC is doing … it’s all about learning what mixed reality can be. I think we’re early days in this space and we’re just seeing real developer traction on the Windows side and we want to make sure we’re there as a platform to nurture it.”

Source