Xbox One: No VR Support, Expect Frenzy For The Upcoming Xbox Two

Yves Amodia
6:08 PM

Virtual reality integration has begun becoming a trend in the past few years. It has become so popular, in fact, that Microsoft previously teased that it was to add VR support to its Xbox consoles. Recent information, however, indicates that this plan has changed.

Microsoft’s VR turnaround

Microsoft chief marketing head Mike Nichols has confirmed that it will not be updating its Xbox One console to integrate VR support, according to CNet. He also ruled out support for even mixed reality, a hybrid technology where digital and physical objects co-exist. He maintains instead that the PC is still the best device to use for an “immersive” experience for both virtual reality and mixed reality.

The Microsoft executive’s statement contrasts what Xbox chief Phil Spencer said two years ago. When he introduced Xbox One X in June 2016, he pointed out VR as a path that all consoles will have to take at some point.

Nichols, however, has not said anything about VR support for the next Xbox. Microsoft has already teased the unnamed Xbox sequel, which has been frequently referred to as Xbox Two in the media. The corporation announced that a new Xbox is coming during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2018 conference earlier in the month.

Gamespot’s bold prediction

In related Xbox news, retailer GameStop predicts that the release of the Xbox Two is highly-anticipated and could sell well, according to Segment Next. It is already sure to be a success as the transition from one generation to another always creates a “feeding frenzy” among consumers. GameStop merchandising chief Eric Bright said that the retail leader is already prepping for the eventual release of the new Xbox Two by also launching great accessories and software.

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