With E3 just a week away, gamers have been eager for news of what the big video game developers have in store for the expo. One of the most anticipated events is the unveiling of Microsoft’s Project Scorpio, and what new possibilities it will bring gamers. While Microsoft has been very eager to share how much better the Scorpio is than the standard Xbox One, they have recently shared something that will not be coming to the Scorpio (at least, not anytime soon): virtual reality.
According to an article from Polygon, Microsoft won’t be bringing VR to the Xbox One or the Scorpio at E3 this year, and will instead focus on developing VR for Microsoft Windows. And while it seems that Xbox VR won’t be coming until sometime next year, Microsoft was able to share that they plan to make it wireless.
Microsoft software engineer Alex Kipman had this to say:
Given the efforts we have underway on Windows for mixed reality, and our belief that console VR should be wireless, right now we are focused on developing mixed reality experiences for the PC, not on the console.
Of course, that’s not to say VR won’t eventually come to the Scorpio. During last year’s E3, Xbox chief Phil Spencer made it clear that the Scorpio would be able to do whatever the PC can:
Project Scorpio is actually an Xbox One that can natively run games in 4K and is built with the hardware capabilities to support the high-end VR that you see happening in the PC space today…
Despite the lack of VR, many are still anticipating the Scorpio’s big reveal at E3, as well as any other surpirses Microsoft has to offer. To stay on top of all of Microsoft’s big E3 news, stay tuned to mxdwn Games.