Next year will be a very exciting year for gaming with the launch of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett. Details for both consoles are gradually being revealed and we now know that the Microsoft console will not support Virtual Reality.
The news came from Phil Spencer via Twitter. The Xbox CEO reveals that while he likes the way the Virtual Reality market has evolved, this will not be the focus of Xbox Scarlett.
Fair feedback. I've said publically, I love how our industry has pioneered: AI, physics, 3D, RT, VR / AR etc. For us, it's about focus on our innovations right now. I've played some great VR games, I got to play HL: Alyx in the summer, amazing. It's just not our focus with Scarlett
– Phil Spencer (@ XboxP3) November 27, 2019
Phil Spencer already tried Half-Life: Alyx and liked it a lot
In the same publication, Xbox's top manager says he has had the opportunity to try the new Half-Life: Alyx. He considered this title fantastic, but that didn't change his mind for his future console.
Phil Spencer recently gave an interview in which he says that Xbox users don't ask for Virtual Reality. Additionally, he says he has some "problems" with VR and thinks it is an isolated technology and that his games are "common".
Of course, these statements did not fit well with the Virtual Reality community. Even its great rival Sony came to defend this technology, had not the nipónica bet in that market with the PlayStation VR.
Xbox and Virtual Reality never got along
If your PlayStation 4 supports Virtual Reality, you might wonder if Xbox One X could do the same. The truth is such came to be part of the plans but eventually eventually abandoned.
Also during the development process of what would become Xbox One X, Microsoft mentioned that its console would be powerful enough to support RV. However, upon its release, no word on the subject.
This time, at least Microsoft makes it clear that it will not bet on Virtual Reality games. If you are looking for a platform that can offer you such technology, Xbox Scarlett is not for you.
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