Microsoft has bet heavily on VR by partnering with Oculus for Xbox controllers support but it seems that the company is no longer interested in virtual reality.
In a Gamesindustry.biz interview, Microsoft’s chief marketing officer for gaming Mike Nichols said that Microsoft has no “plans specific to Xbox consoles in virtual reality or mixed reality.”
He explained that Microsoft considers PC to be the best VR and MR platform, saying that ” it just allows faster, more rapid iteration.”
This directly contradicts previous Microsoft plans – back in 2017, Microsoft’s Project Scorpio (the future Xbox One) bet heavily on mixed reality. Even further back, in 2016, Xbox chief Phil Spencer said that the Xbox One X console was “hardware built specifically to lead the console industry into true 4K gaming and high-fidelity VR.”
In any case, it’s hard to argue with Nichols because indeed, PC does have plenty of VR headsets and apps to choose from.