Son’y seems to be pretty far ahead of Microsoft in general in regards to VR. It seems like Microsoft is playing the long game and waiting for the hardware and games to mature before they enter the market. Although this isn’t a bad strategy, they will be playing catch up on both fronts, traditional games and VR games.
Xbox has been very incisive in the VR space. They once mentioned VR support was coming to Xbox only to completely withdraw that claim as they didn’t want to “distract developers.” Maybe Xbox isn’t capable of juggling more than one thing at a time?
The People Want Xbox VRMillions of people will be deciding which next-gen console to buy soon. If you’re a VR gamer or have a minor interest in it, it would make no sense to invest in the Xbox ecosystem. Sony and Oculus have proven there is a growing demand for VR. We believe Xbox needs to act soon or they will fall behind their competitors in big ways. Especially because Oculus Quest 2 is on its way.If Xbox annouced tomororw they had a VR headset on the way with new Xbox exclusive VR games to bat, I would seriously consider getting the upcoming Xbox Series X. By not acting on it, they’re losing potentially millions of dollars worth of revenue over the lifetime of the Xbox Series X.
We’re curious, what do you think about the possibility of Xbox VR? Is it something you’re interested in? Let us know in the comments below.
iGlasses. While today Apple is infamous for their use of “i” in their products, they weren’t the first ones to come up with the idea. In the 1990s, a company known as Virtual I/O came up with a headset that was capable of color 3D stereoscopic vision, as well as head tracking. Known as iGlasses, the device had a price tag of just under $1000. While the glasses were fully capable of delivering an immersive experience, they didn’t truly ignite the consumer market.