Virtual Reality Not in Microsoft’s Plans for Xbox

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By Michael Inouye | 3Q 2018 | IN-5189


Virtual Reality Takes Another Blow with No Support from Xbox


E3 has come and gone and, despite no surprise platform announcements, this year’s event did quite a bit to uncover what lies ahead for the gaming industry (and, by association, Virtual Reality (VR)). Leading up to E3, Sony released a comment that suggested the next PlayStation platform could arrive around 2020 to 2021, also putting the current PS4/PS4 Pro “generation” in the waning years of its life cycle. Similarly, Microsoft stated it is currently working on its next-generation platform, leading some to speculate its follow-up platform could be announced at E3 next year and launch as soon as 2019 (although 2020 is a more likely launch window considering the close proximity to the Xbox One X release). We have to be careful to use the word “platform,” because while we expect another round of consoles, it is possible the next “generation” of platforms could favor the cloud. Perhaps more significant was what wasn’t heavily pushed at the event: VR.

There were some new VR titles shown, but not…

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