A leak from a major developer has revealed that Microsoft are allegedly preparing a slew of Xbox VR games for release in early 2017.
A report from Ars Technica has revealed that at least one major developer forms part of a new initiative to release Xbox VR games aboard Microsoft’s Xbox One console in 2017.
The report provides credence to the theory that Microsoft is actively developing a more powerful version of its Xbox One console alongside new peripherals under the banner of ‘Xbox TV’.
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Ars Technica cites that a developer of an unnamed major development studio has confirmed that a ‘well-known European studio is planning “a new VR game” set in the universe of an established, long-running franchise.’
The game will further be released on PC and PS4, with an Xbox VR title as well. Microsoft, so far, haven’t arrived to the VR party with its current console – the Xbox One – just yet. Rumours have indicated that the company’s next Xbox console (allegedly set to be announced at E3) will be compatible with Facebook’s Oculus Rift headset that presently run on Windows PCs.
Previously, Microsoft packaged an Xbox One wireless controller alongside the first consumer version of the Oculus Rift, which launched in March, indicating that an alliance could easily remain a possibility.
The rumours position Microsoft at loggerheads with Sony, who are also expected to announce a new version of its PlayStation console with better support for VR peripherals such as the PlayStation VR headset, which was formerly known as Project Morpheus.
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Source: Ars Technica