Microsoft and Oculus have had a rather cozy relationship for a while now, and the relationship only seems to be growing closer with the latest news.
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“Today, as a result of our ongoing partnership with Oculus, we’re excited to announce that Rift owners will be able to stream their Xbox One library to Rift with the new Xbox One Streaming to Oculus Rift app, including fan favorites like Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3 and Halo 5: Guardians, the biggest sports games, indie darlings, Backward Compatible Xbox 360 games, and more titles coming in 2017. The Xbox One Streaming to Oculus Rift app is available for free in the Oculus Store on Dec. 12,” Microsoft wrote in an emailed statement.
Don’t feel like playing Xbox One on your TV or PC? Well, you can soon stream to your Oculus Rift
Of course, this doesn’t mean that you’ll be able to play your favourite Xbox One games in full VR though…
“The new Xbox One Streaming app connects to your Xbox One via your home network. Once connected, your console’s video output is streamed to your Rift headset and projected onto a massive screen in your choice of one of three immersive VR environments, called Citadel, Retreat and Dome,” the company added.
The news comes a few months after Microsoft announced that it was including an Xbox One wireless controller with every Oculus Rift.